Grants and Awards

 

  • Br. Arthur Loftus Outstanding Student Research Award, 2013, Iona College
  • The Distinguished Scientist Award 2013, Westchester Chemical Society, New York ACS
  • Woman of Achievement Award 2013, Iona College
  • ACS Women Chemists Committee (WCC) Rising Star Award 2013.
  • NSF-CHE-RUI: Microdroplet Interface Chemistry-Fundamental Studies of Self-Assembled Structures at the Liquid/Liquid Interface. Fall 2012 (2012-2016)
  • NSF-CHE-RUI: Role of Surfactant in Monolayer-Directed Crystallization at the Liquid-Liquid Microdroplet Interface. Fall 2009 (2009-2012)
  • Iona College Honors Program Teacher/Advisor of the Year Award, 2011
  • Iona College Dean of Arts and Science Award, with Professor Thomas Castonguay, "Use of iPod Touch in Chemistry Curricula", Iona College, 2010.
  • Iona College CELTIC Faculty Instructional Technology Award, "Initiating an Interdisciplinary Collaborative Learning Environment:   Chemistry and Computer Science", Spring 2009 (with Dr. Chai-Ling Tsai)
  • Iona College CELTIC Excellence in Teaching Award, "Enhancement, Expansion and Assessment of Career Information in Science at Iona College ("CSI") Program", Spring 2009 (with Dr. Fran Bailie)
  • Honorable Mention ACS chapter Award for 2007-2008 SAACS activities (co-Faculty Advisor with Dr. J.Levkov)
  • American Chemical Society Student Affiliates Chapter - Innovative Activities Grant Award, Fall 2008
  • American Chemical Society Student Affiliates Chapter - Travel Grant Award, Summer 2008
  • American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund-Supplement for Underrepresented Minority Research Fellowship, 2008
  • Iona College Presidential Teaching Scholar, "Dynamic Video Microscopy in Undergraduate Science Eucation", Spring 2007
  • Iona College CELTIC Excellence in Teaching Award, "Learning Team as a Motivational Tool in General Chemistry", Spring 2007
  • Dean of Arts and Science Award, Spring 2007
  • “Dynamic Video Microscopy in Undergraduate Chemistry Education”, Camille and Henry Dreyfus Special Grant Program in the Chemical Sciences for 2007
  • “Fundamental Studies on the Interfacial Properties of Individual Aqueous Microdroplets in Hydrocarbons ”, ACS PRF G Starter Grant, 2006
  • “Dynamic Visualization for Chemistry Education: Using Micromanipulation Technique with Digital Video Microscopy”, Faculty Instructional Technology Award, Iona College, 2006
  • “Instructional Technology in Chemistry Education”, CELTIC Faculty Travel Grant Award, Iona College, 2005
  • “Development of Web-based Teaching and Learning Tools for Chemistry: Virtual Chemistry Laboratory”, Faculty Innovative Technology Award, Iona College, 2005
  • “Project CSI (Career in Science at Iona): A Catalyst for improving a student’s understanding, performance and retention in the science program at Iona College, Community Grant Award with Professor Jerome Levkov, Iona College, 2004         
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Professional Development

 

  • Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine, Oxford University, UK, July 4-8, 2011
  • Near Infrared Spectroscopy Workshop: Bruker Research and Development in NIR, Feb. 21-22, 2011
  • CUR Dialogues 2011:The Council on Undergraduate Research, Washington, DC, Feb, 24-26, 2011
  • What does an Analytical Chemist do?: Eastern Analytical Symposium, Somerset, NJ, 2008
  • "Instructional Technology in Chemistry Education" 231st American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, Division of Chemical Education (CHED), Atlanta, GA,March 26-30, 2006
  • "Internship Programs for Chemistry Students" ACS NY Section Wide Conference, Pace University, Pleasantville, NY, January 21, 2006
  • "The chemical sciences to improve science curriculum and instruction" sponsored by the National Science Foundation, 229th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, Division of Chemical Education (CHED), Washington, August 26-30, 2005
  • “Towards Developing Interactive Multimedia Materials for the Classroom” sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, July 20-22, 2005
  • NSF sponsored center for workshops in the chemical sciences: 228th ACS National Meeting, 2004

 

Professional Affiliations

 

  • American Chemical Society, 2002-
  • New York Academy of Science, 2008-
  • The Council on Undergraduate Research, 2010-