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NC State Announces 2022-23 Goodnight Early Career Innovators

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NC State announced its 2022-23 class of Goodnight Early Career Innovators today. This program recognizes and rewards promising NC State early-career faculty whose scholarship is in STEM or STEM education. The 25 faculty selected will receive $22,000 ­for each of the next three years to support their scholarship and research endeavors.

“The Goodnights’ generosity has made an amazing impact on our faculty and their scholarship,” said Chancellor Randy Woodson. “The Goodnight Early Career Innovators program gives our talented STEM faculty momentum to expand and advance their research.”

Faculty members eligible for the award must be tenure-track assistant professors at the time of nomination and their scholarship must clearly and substantively contribute to innovations and advancement in STEM or STEM education. Nominees were evaluated based on evidence of early productivity in research and innovation, which may include a strong early record of scholarly publication or dissemination appropriate to their discipline, external funding or recognition as an early career leader in their field.

Nominees were recommended by their colleges and selected by a committee of distinguished faculty from across the STEM disciplines at NC State. Thirty-eight faculty members were nominated for the award.

“Our faculty who are named Goodnight Early Career Innovators set the bar when it comes to groundbreaking STEM research,” said Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Warwick Arden. “The Goodnights’ gift means that these faculty receive support that allows them to expand their expertise across STEM disciplines and to positively impact the university community.”

This year’s class of Goodnight Early Career Innovators includes:

This post was originally published in NC State News.