NALINI M NADKARNI portrait
  • Professor Emeritus, School Of Biological Sciences
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Professional Service

  • Ecological Society of America. Role: Vice President. Vice President for Education and Diversity. 2015 - 2018
  • Entity: National Alliance for Broader Impacts Steering Committee Member. 2015 - present
  • Role: Committee Member. Entity: National Alliance for Broader Impacts Steering Committee Member. 2015 - present
  • Entity: Hubbard Brook Research Foundation Advisory Board Member. 2013 - present
  • Role: Reviewer. Entity: Washington State Biodiversity Initiative Proposal Reviewer. 2012 - present
  • Role: Reviewer. Entity: Florida State Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission Proposal Reviewer. 2012 - present
  • Role: Reviewer. Entity: National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Proposal Reviewer. 2012 - present
  • Role: Reviewer. Entity: National Geographic Society Committe on Exploration and Research Proposal Reviewer. 2012 - present
  • Role: Reviewer. Entity: Organization for Tropical Studies Proposal Reviewer. 2012 - present
  • Role: Reviewer. Entity: National Science Foundation Proposal Reviewer. 2012 - present
  • Role: Panel Member. Entity: National Research Council on Biodiversity Panel Member. 2012 - present
  • Role: Panel Member. Entity: National Science Foundation Panel member for the following: Research Experience for undergraduates, Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, Biological Facilities Program, Committee of Visitors, Long-term Ecological Studies Programs. 2012 - present
  • Role: Committee Member. Entity: National Science Foundation Advisory Committee, Biology Directorate. 2012 - present
  • Entity: The Nature Conservancy Board of Trustees (Utah) Member. 2011 - present

Internal Service

  • Women in Science as Authors, Marriott Library Display. 2019 - 2019. service.
  • Arts Alliance at Research Universities, Mellon Foundation. 2019 - present. service.
  • Presidential Task Force for K-12 Science and Math Teacher Preparation. Committee Member, 2013 - present. service.
  • Campus-wide IT Overview. Committee Member, 2013 - present. service.
  • “Re-imaging” the General Education Curriculum Committee. Committee Member, 2013 - present. service.
  • Search Committee for the Dean of the Dental School. Committee Member, 2013 - present. service.
  • Creative Campus Initiative. Committee Member, 2013 - present. service.
  • Search Committee for the Dean of the Dental School. Committee Member, 2012 - 2012. service.
  • "Re-imaging" the General Education Curriculum Committee. Committee Member, 2012 - 2012. service.
  • Women in Science Panel. Panel Member, 2012 - 2012. service.
  • Creative Campus Initiative. Committee Member, 2012 - 2012. service.

Honors & Awards

  • Inspiring Scientist. Union of Concerned Scientists, 2019
  • Distinguished Professor of Innovation and Impact. University of Utah, 2018
  • Osher Fellowship - The Exploratorium. Bernard Osher Foundation, 2018
  • Women of Discovery-Lifetime Achievement Award. WINGS WordQuest, 2018
  • Fellow. Ecological Society of America, 2016
  • The William Julius Wilson Award for the Advancement of Social Justice. Washington State University, 2015
  • TIME Magazine names Nadkarni’s bringing nature imagery to prisoners in solitary confinement as “One of the Best Inventions of 2014”. Time Magazine, 2014
  • The medal recognizes outstanding national and international contributions to the knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of our natural heritage. Recipients are chosen by a national jury appointed by the Director of the Florida Museum of Natural History. Archie F. Carr Medal for Conservation, 2013
  • Women of Note Award. University of Utah, 2012
  • AAAS Public Engagement with Science Award. AAAS, 2012
  • Artist in Residency. Columbus College of Art and Design, 2012
  • Monito del Giardino Prize for Environmental Action. Parchi Monumentali Bardini e Peyron Foundation, 2011
  • Award for Public Engagement. American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2011

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