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April 26, 2021

Emily Fischer named Monfort Professor; Melissa Burt receives Culture Award

Two department members were honored during this year’s Celebrate! Colorado State Awards. Associate Professor Emily Fischer was named a Monfort Professor, one of CSU’s highest honors, and Melissa Burt, Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering, received the President’s Council on Culture Award.

Burt was recognized for her individual effort to be a change agent – promoting diversity, equity and inclusion within her department, her college and across campus. The award acknowledges significant and positive contributions to creating a University culture.

Monfort Professorships are awarded to faculty who are rising stars in their fields. The two-year awards provide $50,000 each year for recipients to work on specific research projects and are made possible by the Monfort Family Foundation. Fischer’s Monfort action plan will take advantage of improving low-cost sensor technology to identify impacts of air pollution on economically disadvantaged and minority communities.

Fischer joins a growing list of ATS faculty members who have been honored over the years as Monfort Professors, including Scott Denning, Dave Thompson, Sue van den Heever and Jeff Pierce.

Read the full Source package, “Celebrate! Colorado State: Award Winners for 2021.”