Chemistry Faculty Grants and Awards
  • 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 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, 1980's)
  • 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
  • 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)