Assistant Professor Marcelle Soares-Santos has been named a Cottrell Scholar by the Research Corporation for the Science Advancement; a foundation dedicated to science. These prestigious awards are given to early-career, untenured faculty members who show outstanding promise in both research and undergraduate teaching. Her proposal is entitled, “Cosmology with Merging Black Holes and Neutron Stars.” Her award proposal incorporates both science education and research.
The Cottrell Scholar program awards early career teacher-scholars in chemistry, physics, and astronomy by providing significant discretionary awards for research.
The program’s goal is to develop outstanding teacher-scholars who are recognized by their scientific communities for the quality and innovation of their research programs and their academic leadership skills.
“In these challenging times, more than ever, science needs young faculty with fresh ideas and a commitment to student success,” said RCSA President & CEO Daniel Linzer. “The 2021 class is a diverse, dedicated, and welcome addition to the Cottrell Scholar community.”
Assistant Professor Soares-Santos joins Professor Henriette Elvang as the second Cottrell Scholar on the Michigan Physics faculty.