The Wachovia Environmental Research Award is designed to recognize faculty or graduate students actively engaged in high-quality environmental research related to the southern Appalachians.
Nomination by Wednesday, February 23, 2022;
Materials by Friday, March 4, 2022
Email Nominations to: Dr. Ross Gosky SUBJECT LINE: Wachovia Research Award
The recipient will be selected in January and will be honored at the Graduate School awards reception in the Spring.
The monetary award of $500 (if sufficient funding is generated by the endowment) will be administered in the Graduate School as an expense account.
The funding may be used for any non-salary expense related to performing environmental research, including purchase of equipment and supplies, and travel for data collection or dissemination.
The recipient must spend the funds by May 15 in the year awarded.
Faculty members or graduate students must have completed or made significant progress on a research project producing knowledge of the natural environment and/or human interaction with the natural environment.
Such knowledge generally should be grounded in the disciplines eligible for consideration for National Science Foundation research awards.
The application must include a letter from the nominator. Two additional (optional) letters may be included from the department chair and/or faculty colleagues who are familiar with the current or proposed project and who can also speak to the environmental impact of the research.
The application must (1) describe the project for which the funds will be used, including the impact of the project and plans for dissemination of results; and (2) succinctly list the research / creative accomplishments from the last five years.
- Significant contributions to environmental research with particular application to the Southern Appalachian Region.
- Environmental research is defined as research that produces knowledge of the natural environment and/or human interaction with the natural environment. Such knowledge generally should be grounded in the disciplines eligible for consideration for National Science Foundation research awards.
Wachovia Bank of North Carolina
1992 Dr. Howie Neufeld, Biology
1993 Not given
1994 Not given
1995 Dr. Matthew Rowe, Biology
1996 Dr. Timothy H. Silver, History
1997 Dr. Dennis M. Scanlin, Technology
1998 Dr. Neal G. Lineback, Geography & Planning
1999 Dr. Peter T. Soulé, Geography & Planning
2000 Dr. Garry Cooper, Geography & Planning
2001 Not given
2002 Dr. Zack Murrell, Biology
2003 Not given
2004 Dr. Tim Silver, History
2005 Dr. Melany Fisk, Biology
2006 Dr. Carol Babyak, Chemistry
2006 Mr. Jeremy Chandler Ferrell (student), Technology
2007 Dr. Shea Tuberty, Biology
2008 Not given
2009 Dr. Saskia van de Gevel, Geography and Planning
2010 Dr. Brett Taubman, Chemistry
2011 Dr. Lynn Siefferman, Biology
2012 Dr. Chuanhui Gu, Geology
2013 Dr. Chris Badurek, Geography & Planning
2014-2015 Not given
2015-2016 Dr. Baker Perry, Geography & Planning
2016-2017 Dr. Jim Sherman, Physics & Astronomy
2017-2018 Dr. Michael Madritch, Biology
2018-2019 Dr. John Whitehead, Economics
2019-2020 Ms. Sarah Hill (student), Biology
2020-2021 Not given