OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH AND PARTNERSHIPS » Winter 2015, Vol. 6 Issue 2
"Before anything else, preparation is the
key to success."
— Alexander Graham Bell
Long before they were recognized at this
year’s Excellence in Research awards events
(pages 1-3), our honored investigators
laid the proper groundwork for success.
In this issue of Dimensions of Discovery, we
highlight some of the preparation services
available to help you, from finding grant
resources (pages 8-9 and 13), to leveraging
computing and core facilities (pages 5 and
14) and complying with sponsor guidelines
(pages 11 and 13-14).
Nearly 200 Purdue faculty and staff gathered in November for the Excellence in
Research Awards dinner, celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of
Purdue’s research community.
Among the honorees were faculty members who had received college or school
awards for outstanding research in 2014, along with Seed for Success honorees
— principal investigators and co-investigators garnering awards of $1 million or
more. Of the 131 principal investigators and co-investigators working on one of
the 52 Seed for Success projects, 50 investigators earned their bronze acorn award
in recognition of their contribution in acquiring for the first time an award of $1
million or more.
As part of the ceremonies, Jay Melosh, a distinguished professor internationally
known for his work on impact cratering, planetary tectonics, and the physics of
earthquakes and landslides, was honored with the Herbert Newby McCoy Award.
Marianne Boruch, an English professor and award-winning poet who developed
and directed the master of fine arts program from its inception until 2005, received
the 2014 Purdue University Research and Scholarship Distinction Award. Their
names now appear in the Purdue Memorial Union on a plaque created this year to
commemorate awardees for these distinctive Purdue awards.
Excellence in Research
Pictured are some of the past and present McCoy Award and
Research and Scholarship Distinction Award winners whose
names are listed on the Excellence in Research Honor Roll,
located in the Purdue Memorial Union.