York College geology professor, Dr. Nazrul Khandaker has been one of the college’s most prolific grants faculty members in 2015

York College geology professor, Dr. Nazrul Khandaker has been one of the college’s most prolific grants faculty members in 2015 making his mark in several ways:

 

Organizational Leadership

Chair: Geological Society of America’s (GSA) International Interdisciplinary Interest Group (IIIG): 2015-2017

Nazrul Khandaker, York College, was approved by the GSA Council to act as Chair of the newly formed GSA International Interdisciplinary Interest Group (IIIG). GSA is a premier geoscientific society with over 27,000 members and internationally known for promoting geoscience, service and stewardship and formulation of the IIIG is quite strategic toward reaching GSA’s globalization theme. Dr. Khandaker joined GSA International in 2011 and worked in various capacities with the organization including one of the key organizers of the highly successful first joint GSA and Geological Society of China (GSC) meeting called Roof of the World, held in Chengdu, China in 2013.  

 

Research Grant: 

Nazrul Khandaker, York College received NASA MUREP (Minority University Research and Education Project) Aerospace Academy grant (K1-9 STEM Program).  $420,000 (2015-2018).

MUREP’s mission is to engage K1-12 students in Science, Aeronautics, Space Technology, and Human Exploration and Operations. Participating students will enjoy hands-on activities related to these areas, will have access to NASA technology through an Aerospace Education Laboratory, and a Family Café, an interactive forum for involving families and communities in the project.   

 

Other Award: 

Nazrul Khandaker, York College, received The Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologist’s (AEG) highest publication award, the Claire P. Holdredge Award. It is presented to an AEG Member who has produced a publication within the past five years that is adjudged to be an outstanding contribution to the Environmental and Engineering Geology Profession.