• 2020 - FLC's Chemistry degree with a minor in Forensic Studies was named as one of the most affordable bachelor’s programs in Crime Scene Investigation and Forensic Science for 2020-21. www.crimesceneinvestigatoredu.org
  • 2020 - Agilent Technologies has donated $511,661.00 LC-TQ to the FLC Chemistry Department for 2020-2021 and beyond!

  • 2019 – Dr. Callie Cole was awarded the Undergraduate Analytical Research Program grant through the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh for $10,000 to support FLC student summer research on cider analysis.
  • 2019 – Dr. Callie Cole was awarded the $20,000 American Society for Mass Spectrometry’s Research at PUI’s (Primarily Undergraduate Institutions) Award funded by Agilent Technologies to support undergraduate student research in mass spectrometry.
  • 2018 – Dr. Michael Grubb and Dr. Megan Paciaroni were awarded the National Science Foundation’s RENAU (Research Experience for Native American Undergraduates) grant for $388,486 to support undergraduate student research in energy-related research.
  • 2017 - Dr. Katie Mouzakis was awarded a 3-year, $100,000 Cottrell Scholar Award from the Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement. Outstanding candidates are admitted to the ranks of Cottrell Scholars through a stringent peer-review process based on their innovative research proposals and education programs. Find out more here.
  • 2017 - Dr. Katie Mouzakis was awarded a 3-year, $300,000 Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) Pilot Program (SC2) Award from the National Institute of Health to support her research program on Human T-cell Leukemia Virus programmed ribosomal frameshifting.
  • 2016 - Dr. Les Sommerville secured $1.1 million NIH-MARC grant, supporting biomedical research training for students underrepresented in STEM disciplines. This is a 5 year grant from the NIH. Learn more about the MARC program.
  • 2016 - Dr. Rob Milofsky in a joint collaboration with Sandia National Labs in New Mexico brought the LIBS laser to FLC for a demonstration with students. The LIBS laser is the same instrument that is currently on the NASA Mars Curiosity Rover.
  • 2016 - Dr Kenny Miller was awarded an Undergraduate Investigator grant from the ACS-Petroleum Research Fund to study the synthesis of novel chiral cyclophane molecules.
  • 2016 - Dr. Bill Collins was awarded $14,000 from the California Beekeeper's Association to combat the Varroa Mite.
  • 2015 - Senior Chemistry major Natalie Joe won the SACNAS Undergraduate Student Presentation Award in Physical Science: Chemistry for work she conducted in Dr. Aimee Morris' research lab.

Faculty Recognition

  • Fort Lewis College Kathy Wellborn Outstanding Teacher Award (2019) – Mr. Jim Dickson
  • Fort Lewis College Ginny Hutchins Teaching Award for New Faculty (2019) – Dr. Callie Cole
  • Fort Lewis College Achievement Award (2018) – Dr. Kenny Miller
  • Fort Lewis College New Faculty Teaching Award (2016) - Dr. Katie Mouzakis
  • Fort Lewis College Alice Admire Outstanding Teaching Award (2014) - Dr. Kenny Miller
  • Fort Lewis College Roger Peters Distinguished Professor Award (2012)
  • National attention for work at national laboratories (2011, 2003, 1980s)
  • National Institutes of Health - Minority Access to Research Careers Director (2010-2015)
  • Colorado Professor of the Year (2009, 1991)
  • Member of the American Chemical Society accreditation panel, the Committee on Professional Training
    (2008-2014)
  • Fort Lewis College Featured Scholar (2007, 2001, 2000)
  • Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar (1999, 1994)
  • Fort Lewis College Alice Admire Outstanding Teacher Award (1997)
  • National Science Foundation Special Creativity Award (1998)