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Physics Prof Alex Punnoose Named Cottrell Scholar

By: Kathleen Tuck   Published 12:13 pm / April 15, 2015

studio portrait of Alex Punnoose, Physics, Boise State Distinguished Professor of Physics Alex Punnoose has been honored as a Cottrell Scholar by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. He originally received an early career Cottrell College Science Award in 2003. This exceptional group of Cottrell Scholars represents about 3 percent of faculty supported by the Cottrell College Science Award over the last 25 years.

As a Cottrell Scholar, Punnoose is a member of an outstanding network of teacher scholars from both primarily undergraduate institutions and research universities. Cottrell Scholars are regularly invited to attend the annual Cottrell Scholar Conference in Tucson, Arizona, and are eligible for a number of career advancement award opportunities. New ideas for collaborative projects emerge at the annual conference and opportunities to participate are available to all Cottrell Scholars in attendance.

Punnoose is one of 50 outstanding faculty who are joining the Cottrell Scholar program in 2015, from institutions such as University of Arizona, Cal Tech, Columbia, Georgia Tech, Harvard, MIT, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Princeton, Rice, Stanford, University of Washington and more.

A complete list of Cottrell Scholars is available at