Simon Sponberg Awarded NSF CAREER award
Six faculty members in the College of Sciences are among the recent recipients of the early-career grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The highly competitive awards are from the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program; they pr
Simon N. Sponberg, an assistant professor in the School of Physics, is the sixth College of Sciences CAREER awardee. Sponberg, who has a partial appointment in the School of Applied Physiology, is interested in animal locomotion. His lab studies how the versatile, agile movements of animals arise from their physiological components, from the perspectives of physics and comparative biology.
“I’m thrilled – but not at all surprised – by the recognition of accomplishment and promise by our early-career colleagues that these NSF CAREER awards signal. Their successes reflect the vigor they bring to their respective schools and to mathematics and the sciences at Georgia Tech,” says College of Sciences Dean Paul M. Goldbart.
The CAREER awards are NSF’s most prestigious grant to support junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars. Through five years of sustained support, the award enables promising and talented researchers to build a foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research.