Congratulations to Kerstin Nordstrom, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Physics at Mount Holyoke College, who has received the CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The honor recognizes early-career faculty for their accomplishments in research and education.
Kerstin Nordstrom, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Physics, has received the National Science Foundation’s prestigious early CAREER award.
The CAREER award is the National Science Foundation's most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.
Although this is a rare award for a researcher at a liberal arts institution, Nordstrom herself is no stranger to prestigious early career grants. Just last year she was named a Cottrell Scholar for her work.
The CAREER Award, with an anticipated funding total of more than $600,000 over five years, will support Nordstrom’s research on granular flow. Granular materials in motion are governed by a separate set of rules than fluids.