Four early career scientists have been selected for the 2015 class of Science Foundation Arizona’s Bisgrove Scholar Program in recognition of their possessing the independence needed to contribute new knowledge through scholarship and service. The scholars and their backgrounds are:
- Heather N. Emady, Early Tenure Track Faculty, Arizona State University – Emady is an assistant professor of chemical engineering at ASU’s School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy (SEMTE). She earned a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Arizona then attended Purdue University, where she made important contributions to the particle technology field and earned a Ph.D. in chemical engineering.
- Owen Hildreth, Early Tenure Track Faculty, Arizona State University – Hildreth is an assistant professor at SEMTE. He earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of California, San Diego and a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Before pursuing his doctorate, Hildreth worked as a mechanical engineer, designing consumer products.
- Candace R. Lewis, Post-Doctoral Scholar, Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) – Lewis is a graduate research associate at ASU’s Department of Psychology. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Alaska Anchorage and a Ph.D. in behavioral neuroscience at ASU.