Gary Pedersen receives UW Distinguished Staff Award

Gary Pedersen, the recently-appointed Executive Director of the Department of Chemistry, has received a 2006 Distinguished Staff Award from the University of Washington. Pedersen was one of two staff members from the College of Arts and Sciences to receive an award, which “recognizes staff who contribute to the mission of their unit or the University, respond creatively to challenges, maintain the highest standards in their work, establish productive working relationships, and promote a respectful and supportive workplace.” Pedersen, who was Administrator in Chemistry from 1987-2000, has recently returned to the Department of Chemistry after spending several years in the College of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, and we are happy to have him back.

For more information on Pedersen’s award, please see the original article from A&S Perspectives.

Sarah Keller receives UW Distinguished Teaching Award

Associate Professor Sarah Keller has received a 2006 Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Washington. Keller was one of four faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences to receive an award, which “honors faculty who show a mastery of their subject matter, intellectual rigor, lively curiosity, a commitment to research, and a passion for teaching.”

For more information on Keller’s award, please see the original article from A&S Perspectives.

For information about Sarah Keller and her research program, please visit her faculty page or research group website.