Honors & Awards

  • Inspiring Scientist. Union of Concerned Scientists, 07/2019
  • Distinguished Professor of Innovation and Impact. University of Utah, 06/2018
  • Osher Fellowship - The Exploratorium. Bernard Osher Foundation, 05/2018
  • Women of Discovery-Lifetime Achievement Award. WINGS WordQuest, 04/2018
  • Fellow. Ecological Society of America, 04/2016
  • The William Julius Wilson Award for the Advancement of Social Justice. Washington State University, 06/2015
  • TIME Magazine names Nadkarni’s bringing nature imagery to prisoners in solitary confinement as “One of the Best Inventions of 2014”. Time Magazine, 12/2014
  • 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, 01/2013
  • Women of Note Award. University of Utah, 06/2012
  • Artist in Residency. Columbus College of Art and Design, 02/2012
  • AAAS Public Engagement with Science Award. AAAS, 02/2012
  • Monito del Giardino Prize for Environmental Action. Parchi Monumentali Bardini e Peyron Foundation, 11/2011
  • Award for Public Engagement. American Association for the Advancement of Science, 06/2011

In the Media

Professional Service

  • Ecological Society of America. Role: Vice President. Vice President for Education and Diversity. 06/2015 - 06/2018
  • National Alliance for Broader Impacts. Steering Committee Member. 01/2015 - present
  • National Alliance for Broader Impacts. Role: Committee Member. Steering Committee Member. 01/01/2015 - present
  • Hubbard Brook Research Foundation Advisory Board. Member. 01/2013 - present
  • Washington State Biodiversity Initiative. Role: Reviewer. Proposal Reviewer. 02/2012 - present
  • National Science Foundation. Role: Committee Member. Advisory Committee, Biology Directorate. 01/2012 - present
  • National Research Council on Biodiversity. Role: Panel Member. Panel Member. 01/2012 - present
  • National Science Foundation. Role: Reviewer. Proposal Reviewer. 01/2012 - present
  • Florida State Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission. Role: Reviewer. Proposal Reviewer. 01/2012 - present
  • National Science Foundation. Role: Panel Member. Panel member for the following: Research Experience for undergraduates, Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, Biological Facilities Program, Committee of Visitors, Long-term Ecological Studies Programs. 01/2012 - present
  • Organization for Tropical Studies. Role: Reviewer. Proposal Reviewer. 01/2012 - present
  • National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. Role: Reviewer. Proposal Reviewer. 01/2012 - present
  • National Geographic Society Committe on Exploration and Research. Role: Reviewer. Proposal Reviewer. 01/2012 - present
  • The Nature Conservancy Board of Trustees (Utah). Member. 01/2011 - present

Internal Service

  • Women in Science as Authors, Marriott Library Display. 02/2019 - 02/2019. University service.
  • Arts Alliance at Research Universities, Mellon Foundation. 01/2019 - present. University service.
  • Creative Campus Initiative. Committee Member, 01/2013 - present. University service.
  • “Re-imaging” the General Education Curriculum Committee. Committee Member, 01/2013 - present. University service.
  • Campus-wide IT Overview. Committee Member, 01/2013 - present. University service.
  • Search Committee for the Dean of the Dental School. Committee Member, 01/2013 - present. University service.
  • Presidential Task Force for K-12 Science and Math Teacher Preparation. Committee Member, 01/2013 - present. Other service.
  • "Re-imaging" the General Education Curriculum Committee. Committee Member, 01/2012 - 12/31/2012. University service.
  • Search Committee for the Dean of the Dental School. Committee Member, 01/2012 - 12/31/2012. University service.
  • Women in Science Panel. Panel Member, 01/2012 - 12/31/2012. College service.
  • Creative Campus Initiative. Committee Member, 01/2012 - 12/31/2012. University service.

Outreach

  • Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me Radio Program, NPR. 10/2019 - 10/2019
  • ShortWave Radio Program, NPR. Exploring The Rainforest With 'TreeTop Barbie'. 10/2019 - 10/2019