Second Beloit Professor Picks Up Anderson AwardPosted by admin on 10/28/11 • Categorized as Fall/Winter 2011
Chemistry professor George Lisensky has received the 2011 Janet Andersen Lecture Award in recognition of his passion for involving undergraduate students in his research.
Established by the Midstates Consortium for Math and Science in 2008, the award is given to two professors each year in the categories of “biological sciences and psychology” and “physical sciences, mathematics, and computer science.”
Lisensky is the fourth professor to be given the award in the latter category and the second Beloit College faculty member to be so honored. Biology professor Ken Yasukawa received the award in the biological sciences and psychology category in 2009.
“People who have gotten this award have been role models of doing research with students, so I’m in awe to be on this list,” says Lisensky.
Chemistry professor and chair of biochemistry Laura Parmentier nominated Lisensky for the award, calling him an exceptional mentor, outstanding teacher, and active scholar at the cutting edge of nanochemistry education.
As part of the award, Lisensky was invited to deliver a presentation on the projects he’s conducted with students at a research symposium in Chicago this fall.
The Midstates Consortium for Math and Science is composed of 14 colleges and universities, including Grinnell, Lawrence University, and the University of Chicago.