Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Junior Faculty Award

The Junior Faculty winner will receive a plaque, a cash prize of $3,000, and will give a presentation specific to their accomplishments at a cross-campus seminar arranged by the Council. 


·         UMCP Tenured/Tenure-Track Assistant Professors who have successfully completed their 3rd-year review.

·         UMCP Tenured Associate Professors who are no more than 5 years out from promotion to this rank.

Criteria for Selection of Recipient:The award will be given to a faculty member for outstanding accomplishments over the previous three to five years that have raised the profile and visibility of the University through significant contributions to environmental issues across the full range of professional activities: student impact, seminal contributions to the literature, extraordinary service pursuits, and/or collaboration with external non-governmental organizations.

Application: Candidates may nominate themselves or be nominated. Nominees or nominators will be responsible for supplying the following required application material. All material is to be in a font size of not less than 12 points and provided electronically in one PDF file to Cathy Stephens This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Council on the Environment Director of Planning, Programs, and Communication, by midnight 25 March 2016.

·         Summary of accomplishments and their relevance to the selection criteria consisting of up to three pages.

·         Two testimonials that support the nominee’s accomplishments.

·         A short CV (at most 3 pages).

·         At most up to 2 additional evidentiary examples of nominees work.  (OPTIONAL)



ConE awards the Junior Faculty Award to Stephanie Lansing

Awardee: Stephanie Lansing

Dr. Stephanie Lansing first discovered her interest in anaerobic digestion during a Peace Corps mission in Belize as an environmental educator. She noticed the lack of sanitation and wanted to find a way to produce energy from the waste.

Converting waste into energy is now the University of Maryland assistant professor’s passion and career. Lansing, the recent winner of the Council on the Environment’s Junior Faculty Award, has been involved in a variety of sustainability and...


Sujay Kaushal receives 2nd Junior Faculty Award

Awardee: Sujay Kaushal

The University of Maryland Council on the Environment has awarded its second annual Junior Faculty Award to Dr. Sujay Kaushal, of the geology department and the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center. 

Kaushal’s research background is in the field of ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry, with a focus on understanding what affects water quality in streams and rivers and how that quality can be improved.
“I have always been interested in streams and...


First Recipient of ConE Jr Faculty Award chosen

Awardee: Amir Sapkota

The University of Maryland Council on the Environment (ConE) has selected their first annual Junior Faculty Award winner for 2013. Dr. Amir Sapkota from the School of Public Health was chosen as the award’s inaugural winner.  Dr. Sapkota is an assistant professor at the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health (MIAEH).

2013 is the first year the council will giving out this award, which will be given to Dr. Sapkota in the form of a $2,000 cash prize and an...