Honors and Awards

2018 Linus Pauling Medal Award
2018 Priestley Medal, American Chemical Society
2018 MHS Wall of Fame, Manhattan High School, Manhattan, Kansas
2017 Howard Vollum Award for Distinguished Achievement in Science and Technology, Reed College
2017 Honorary Doctorate Degree, Kansas State University
2017 Honorary Doctorate Degree, Illinois Institute of Technology
2016- Secretary, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Member of the Board, Council and Trust
2015- U.S. State Department Science Envoy for the Lower Mekong River Countries
2015/16 President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
2014 Pittsburgh Spectroscopy Award, Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh
2013 National Medal of Science (awarded in 2016)
2013 Davisson-Germer Prize for Atomic or Surface Physics, American Physical Society
2013 Charles L. Parsons Award, American Chemical Society (ACS)
2011 National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Member
2011 American Chemical Society Fellow
2011 Joel Henry Hildebrand Award in the Theoretical and Experimental
Chemistry of Liquids (ACS)
2009 Society for Applied Spectroscopy Honorary Membership Award
2009 International Women’s Forum, Invited Member
2008 Bomem-Michelson Award, Coblenz Society
2008 Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Fellow
2008 Society for Applied Spectroscopy Fellow
2007 John S. Guggenheim Fellowship
2006 American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Elected Fellow
2006 Council on Chemical Research Diversity Award
2005 Award for Encouraging Women in the Chemical Sciences, American Chemical Society
2004 Spiers Medal, Faraday Division, Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), Faraday Division
2004 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Fellow
2002 Spectrochemical Analysis Award, American Chemical Society
2001 Oregon Outstanding Scientist Award, Oregon Academy of Science
2001 ADVANCE Leadership Award, National Science Foundation
2000 Research Creativity Award, National Science Foundation
1998 Soroptomist International, Women Helping Women Award
1997 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Engineering Mentoring, White House
1997 College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Award, Kansas State University
1996 Francis P. Garvan Medal of the American Chemical Society
1993 Agnes Faye Morgan Research Award (Iota Sigma Pi Honorary Society)
1993 American Physical Society Fellow
1991 Faculty Award for Women Scientists and Engineers, National Science Foundation
1991 Research Creativity Award, National Science Foundation
1989 Coblentz Society Spectroscopy Award
1986 Chemistry Department Alumni Award, Kansas State University
1986 Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award
1985 Presidential Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation
1985 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
1982 Rosalyn Schwartz Award, Bryn Mawr College
1983 Junior Faculty Research Award, Bryn Mawr College
1977 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, UC Berkeley