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HU Professor Receives International Young Scientist Award
Dr. Jia Yue, research assistant professor in the Hampton University Department of Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences has been awarded the Scientific Committee On Solar-Terrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP) Distinguished Young Scientist Award.
HU Professor Receives National Science Education Award
Dr. Edison R. Fowlks, professor of biology and director of the Biotechnology Laboratory at Hampton University, has been selected by the American Society for Cell Biology (ACSB) to receive the 2014 Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education.
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