Faculty Awards and Honors

Anderson-Gold, Sharon

  • 1980. Kurt Riezler Memorial Award, Outstanding Dissertation.

Breyman, Steve

  • 1998. Rensselaer Alumni Association Teacher of the Year.

Campbell, Nancy

  • 2009. The 2009 National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) / College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Media Award was given to Professor Nancy D. Campbell for her major scholarly contributions to the public understanding of scientific issues concerning drug use disorders. The College on Problems of Drug Dependence is the leading biomedical organization for the study of addiction and a member of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. The award recognizes Campbell's lifetime body of historical work on the field, including Discovering Addiction (2007); work with the media; contributions to CPDD Annual Meetings; oral history website; and contributions to The Narcotic Farm (2008), co-authored with JP Olsen and Luke Walden.
  • 1997-98. Outstanding Faculty Advisor, Office of Student Activities, Ohio State University.

Eglash, Ron

  • 2010. PI, NSF-GK-12 program, "Graduate Teaching Fellows in Community Situated Research: The Triple Helix of University, K-12, and Community Knowledge Production." $2,853,743.
  • 2010. PI (but not primary author), NSF-EAGER, "Designing Personified Technologies to Account for Children's Social and Moral Development." $151,562.
  • 2010. Bloomberg Innovator.
  • 2009. The American Anthropological Association's award for "Exemplary Cross-Field Scholarship."
  • 2009. PI, "Cultural Networks for Computing." The Computer Research Association. $4,000.
  • 2008. Co-PI (collaborative grant with TAMU) NSF-BPC-D: "Incorporating Cultural Tools for Math and Computing Concepts into the Boys and Girls Clubs of America." RPI: $177,179.
  • 2008. Co-PI, NSF grant for computing diversity center workshop (all funding at TAMU).
  • 2008. Senior personnel: Ohio-Gates Stem workshop. $109,000.
  • 2007. PI, "BPC-D: Improving Minority Student Participation in the Computing Career Pipeline with Culturally Situated Design Tools." NSF 0634329; RPI: $319,196 (with additional $200,000 to other institutions).
  • 2007. TED presenter.
  • 2006. PI "The Computational Ethnomathematics of Dance: Simulation and Analysis of Performance Arts in Research and Education." Internal seed grant. $25,000.
  • 2005. Senior Project Personnel, "Acquisition of System for Multi-Site Networked Motion Capture and Visually Immersive Laboratory for Social and Behavioral Research," NSF MRI-0521297. RPI: $160,835.
  • 2005. The Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education (ENC) "digital dozen."
  • 2004. The International Society for Technology in Education "101 Best Websites in the World."
  • 2004. PI, "Computer simulations of scaling structures in traditional Ghanian design for education and development in Ghana: a pilot project proposal." Institute For Figuring: $10,000.
  • 2002. Co-PI, "Seed grant: A Virtual Design Studio Pilot Project." RPI: $50,000.
  • 2001. Anthropology Education Commission's "Integrating Anthropology Into Schools" Award.
  • 2001. Book of the Month (African Fractals), Benjamin Banneker Network and Africanbynature.com.
  • 2001. PI, "Evaluation of Culturally-Situated Design Tools in the Recruitment and Retention of Under-represented Minorities for Information Technology Careers." NSF: $543,013. Three years, starting Sept 2001.
  • 2001. PI, "Constructing a two-way bridge." COPC/HUD: $400,000.
  • 2001-:. PI, "Learning Ethnomathematics: A Software Environment for Teacher Professional Development and Students' Classroom Use." FIPSE: $358,000. Three years, starting Sept 2001.
  • 2000. PI, "Community Informatics as a Two-way Bridge: development and design in a "communiversity" research program." RPI H&SS: $6,000.
  • 2000. PI, "Shoshone Simulation Project," GAD division of American Anthropological Association: $2,000.
  • 1998. PI, for "International Conference on Appropriating Technology," Office of International Affairs Conference Grant, OSU: $2,000.
  • 1997. PI, for "The Columbus Inner City Information Network." Battelle Endowment for Technology and Human Affairs: $48,000.
  • 1997. Co-PI, "Adaptive Complex Transportation In Vehicle Emulation." Honda Corporation grant: $80,000.
  • 1995. University of Oregon Summer Research Fellowship.
  • 1994. Oregon State University Center for the Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship.
  • 1993. Fulbright Senior Research Scholar.
  • 1991. Institute for Global Cooperation and Conflict Dissertation Year Fellowship.
  • 1989. Institute for Intercultural Studies Research Grant.

Fortun, Kim

  • 2003. Sharon Stephens prize of the American Ethnological Society, the largest social/cultural anthropology division of the American Anthropological Association and the leading organization for social/cultural anthropology research in the U.S. The prestigious Sharon Stephens Prize is awarded for a first book, and the prize goes to Kim for her book Advocacy After Bhopal - Environmentalism, Disaster, New Global Orders. The prize is shared with Adriana Petryna for her book Life Exposed - Biological Citizens after Chernobyl.

Fortun, Mike

  • 2000-01. Visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University.

Hess, David

  • Grants for The Greening of Economic Development. For more information, please see Dr. Hess' website at www.davidjhess.org.
  • 2001. Diana Forsythe Award (for work in the anthropology of science, technology and medicine), American Anthropological Association.
  • 1995. Rensselaer Early Career Award.

Nieusma, Dean

  • 2010-12. Australian Teaching and Learning Council. Innovation and Development Grant for "Engineering Education for Social and Environmental Justice." $287,000.
  • 2009-10. Rensselaer Office of Entrepreneurship. Course Development Grant for "Web-based Sustainability Entrepreneurship Course Modules & Assignment Templates." $10,000.
  • 2008-9. Rensselaer Office of Entrepreneurship. Curriculum Development Support Grant for "Sustainable Design and Social Entrepreneurship." $25,000.
  • 2008. National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA). Course and Programs Planning Grant for "Visualization in Design and Entrepreneurial Endeavors." $6,500.
  • 2001-2. US Institute for International Education and US-Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission. Fulbright Scholar Award for "Ethnographic Study of Appropriate Technology Design in Sri Lanka." $6,500.

Restivo, Sal

  • 2002-04. Hixon/Riggs Professor of STS at Harvey Mudd College.
  • 1998-. Special Professor of Mathematics Education at Nottingham University, UK.

Winner, Langdon

  • 2000-01. Hixon/Riggs Visiting Professor at Harvey Mudd College.
  • 2002. John D. MacArthur Visiting Professor of University Studies, Colgate University.

Woodhouse, Edward

  • 1987. Darrin Scholars Teaching Award.
  • 1972. International Studies Award, for outstanding publication in international ecology.