September 30, 2022

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NSF taps Teutonico to direct Coastlines and Folks Program | FIU Information

Rita Teutonico, associate dean of investigation for FIU’s Higher education of Arts, Sciences & Education and learning, has been appointed the program officer for the Nationwide Science Foundation’s Coastlines and Individuals plan.

As aspect of the a single-year appointment, Teutonico will take care of the 2nd spherical of competition and panels for Coastal Study Hubs. The initially hubs had been awarded previously this spring. NSF’s Coastlines and Men and women method supports numerous, impressive, multi-institution awards that are centered on critically vital coastlines and people today research that is integrated with broadening participation goals. The software is intended to strengthen scientific comprehension of coastal sustainability and human impacts.

“I am thrilled to be returning to NSF and aiding to guideline the future of the Coastlines and People program,” Teutonico explained. “This plan has the potential to considerably effect the resilience of the Nation’s coastal regions, especially densely populated, urban parts.”

Right before signing up for FIU in 2014, Teutonico was director of study improvement for the Place of work of Investigation and Graduate Experiments at Utah Condition University and, prior to that, invested 10 yrs as science advisor NSF top cross-foundation initiatives, particularly those targeted on sustainability science and the integration of the social and all-natural sciences. While at FIU, she has been instrumental in the submission of many, interdisciplinary, multi-investigator proposals and the profitable awarding of several, like a $5 million, NSF-funded Center of Excellence award.

“Dr. Teutonico is a wonderful choice for this function, and we’re truly happy NSF recognizes her eyesight and know-how to assistance build this plan,” mentioned Mike Heithaus, govt dean of FIU’s Faculty of Arts, Sciences & Education and learning. “In South Florida, coastal sustainability is a critically vital situation and a person that FIU is strongly fully commited to. I search ahead to viewing what effect Dr. Teutonico has in helping to advance remedies-dependent science as part of this appointment.”

Teutonico is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Group of Research Progress Professionals. She gained the NSF Director’s Awards for Collaborative Integration in 2012, 2010 and 2008 and for Administration Excellence in 2009. She has a Ph.D. in molecular biology and quantitative genomics from the College of Pennsylvania.