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NASA Harvest’s Africa Lead Catherine Nakalembe Awarded 2024 Early Career Impact Award

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UMD BSOS Dean Susan Rivera introduces Nakalembe. Photo courtaesy of UMD Geography Dept Chair and Professor Tatiana Loboda
             UMD BSOS Dean Susan Rivera introduces
             Catherine Nakalembe. Photo courtesy of
             UMD Geography Dept Chair and Professor
             Tatiana Loboda

NASA Harvest Africa Lead Catherine Nakalembe has been awarded the University of Maryland's Early Career Impact award for her innovative work improving agricultural monitoring and food security efforts across Africa.


Awarded by the University of Maryland’s School of Behavioral and Social Sciences, the Early Career Impact award recognizes university faculty whose “work creates possible solutions to society's grand challenges and brings exceptional public visibility to these efforts”. In addition to being recognized during a University ceremony on April 16, Nakalembe will receive a monetary of $1,000. 


To be considered for this award, Catherine had to be nominated by her colleagues and supported by her department leadership. "I am deeply honored to be selected as the recipient of the 2024 Early Career Impact Award. Having my work recognized by my colleagues means a great deal to me,” Catherine said.


"Our entire community is proud of these outstanding faculty and staff members. They are generous with their time, talents and expertise, and our college is truly grateful for their service and guidance," said College Dean Susan Rivera.

News Date
Apr 16, 2024