Awards and Honors


MSI PI Cara Santelli (associate professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences) has received the 2022 “Post Tenure” Outstanding Geo

Big Data Science

MSI PI Steven Ruggles (Regents Professor; Director, Institute for Social Research and Data Innovation (ISRDI)) has been named a

Professor Eric Watkins, an MSI PI in the Department of Horticultural Science, has been named the Vice Provost for Distribut


MSI PI Kristin Hogquist (professor, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology) has been elected to membership of the

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) has announced the winners of the first annual

Three MSI PIs have been named Distinguished McKnight University Professors. This program recognizes outstanding mid-career faculty members who have recently achieved full professor status.

The University of Minnesota annually recognizes a select group of faculty members for their outstanding contributions to graduate and/or professional education.

Four MSI PIs are among the ten faculty members who have been named as the 2022-24 McKnight Land-Grant Professors. Recipients hold the designation “McKnight Land-Grant Professor” for two years.