Excellence in Mentoring Prize

The Excellence in Mentoring Prize was established by the Department of Astronomy to honor outstanding mentors. All members of the department are eligible; candidates must have worked in the department for two or more years. (Winners are not eligible again for consideration until six years have passed.) Selection is made in May by a committee drawn from the department's diverse membership, and the winner is announced at the department's End of the Year Celebration in June. The selected candidate receives a $500 award.

Nominations may be as short as a paragraph of justification, and they may be sent anytime during the year. Please place the nominee's name in the subject line. Send your nominations to prize@astro.umd.edu today!

Prize Winners

  • 2013/14: A. Surjalal Sharma
  • 2015/16: Grace Deming
  • 2016/17: L. Drake Deming & Elizabeth Warner
  • 2018/19: Derek Richardson