We are delighted to announce that Science Literacy Program Associate Director Elly Vandegrift has been selected by the University as one of two Williams Fellows for 2016-17. Nominated by their peers, Williams Fellows are selected for their commitment to undergraduate education and their devotion to creating engaging and academically challenging learning experiences.
The fund was endowed by Tom and Carol Williams in 1995, and has awarded more than 80 grants to faculty in various disciplines since 1996. All Williams Fellows receive a $5,000 award and a $5,000 award to their home department to acknowledge and support their efforts.
We join the university in celebrating Elly’s transformative impact on undergraduate science teaching at UO, and on integrating local science communication efforts with national efforts. We look forward to many more years of her SLP stewardship!
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