OVPR announces first Interdisciplinary Scholarship Award winners

The Office of the Vice President for Research at CSU recognized emerging and established interdisciplinary research with a new award during the Celebrate! Colorado State event on April 16.

The OVPR honored two teams and two individuals with Interdisciplinary Scholarship Awards. The two teams received $7,500 and the researchers received $5,000.

The awards were created to encourage interdisciplinary research and creative artistry, which is defined by the OVPR as teams or individuals that integrate information, data, techniques, tools, perspectives, concepts, and/or theories from two or more disciplines of specialized knowledge to advance fundamental understandings or to solve problems.

“Rewarding interdisciplinary efforts is one way that CSU acknowledges and invests in a future where scholars regularly unite their respective expertise to address global challenges,” said Alan Rudolph, vice president for research at CSU.

“These well-established and newly-emerging researchers, whose work is worthy of this recognition and investment, are those who are facing these challenges with great innovation and collaborative vigor.”

The winners are: