Well written!

Recognizing writers who have participated in CSU Writes and whose writing has been honored with an award or distinction.

Hayley Benham

Dr. Hayley Benham, Biomedical Sciences

CSU Writes and Dr. Quynn were invaluable in helping me develop writing habits and organizational skills that allowed me to complete my dissertation. Dr. Quynn immediately recognized the contributing sources of my writer’s anxiety and provided extremely useful and pragmatic tools that shifted me into a more positive mindset and

Dr. Hua Chen

Dr. Hua Chen, Physics

Last fall, Assistant Professor Hua Chen received a three-year, $450,000 Early Career award from the National Science Foundation to support his theoretical work on Novel Electronic and Magnetic Dynamics and Responses in Non-collinear Magnetic Materials.   Dr. Chen is inherently fascinated by the many unexplored possibilities in such unconventional magnetic systems. This award gives his research group both an external impetus and essential resource to focus on

Dr. Joseph Zadrozny, Chemistry

Dr. Joseph Zadrozny is a 2020 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program grant recipient.

In his proposal to the NSF CAREER Program titled “Robust Coherence and High Sensitivity in Metal-Ion Nuclear-Spin Qubits,” Zadrozny’s research focuses on understanding how to amplify environmental detection by the quantum states of metal-ion magnetic nuclei. This insight would be essential for the development of next-generation quantum bits or MRI sensors.

Dr. Justin Sambur, Chemistry

Dr. Justin Sambur is a 2020 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program winner.

Sambur’s CAREER award project titled, “Illuminating structure-property relationships in energy storage materials via quantitative light microscopy,” focuses on the discovery of design principles for safe, fast-charging, and long-lasting Li-ion battery materials necessary for high power applications such as electric vehicles, power tools, and portable electronic devices.

Dr. Tori Arthur, Journalism & Media Communication

Dr. Tori Arthur was awarded the 2021 Outstanding Manuscript Award of the Central States Communication Association for her work titled “‘We’re out here’: Black identity and digital resistance in Instagram travelogues” (Ohio Communication Journal). She recalls finishing the article at the FROC Retreat in the Spring of 2019 on a

Dr. Julie Heinrichs, NREL

In recognition of her writing productivity, Dr. Julie Heinrichs won the 2019 “Most Publications” award from the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory and the department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability (Warner College of Natural Resources).  Julie started participating in CSU Writes workshops and retreats in 2018.

Josh Hewitt

Josh Hewitt, Statistics

Josh (and coauthors) was awarded the 2018 Wiley-The International Environmetrics Society Best Environmetrics Paper Award for the paper “Remote effects spatial process models for modeling teleconnections”. Josh participated in a CSU Writes manuscript editing group, Spring 2018.

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