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NUANCE is recognized as an Outstanding Core Facility (2011)

The Office for Research selected five core facilities for the 2011 Outstanding Core Facility Award. The awards honor facilities for exemplary service and support of research at the University.

The recipients are the Biological Imaging Facility (BIF), Cell Imaging Facility (CIF), Integrated Molecular Structure Education and Research Center (IMSERC), Keck Biophysics Facility (Keck Bio), and the Northwestern University Atomic and Nanoscale Characterization  Experimental Center (NUANCE),

This is the second year of the Award created in part to recognize the important contributions that all core facilities provide to the research community. The awardees set an especially high standard of service and support as determined by their exceptional resource management, grantsmanship, participation in educational and outreach activities, communication of services within and outside of the University, and results of a University-wide customer satisfaction survey.

Each facility will receive a $2,000 award for use related to the operation of the facility (including travel to a conference or workshop, hosting of a workshop, seminar program, etc). In addition, the directors, managers and staff will be honored guests at an awards luncheon sponsored by the Office for Research. The website of each facility will also be recognized on the OR core facilities website by a special icon that indicates the award.

Serving roughly 600 researchers on the Evanston campus, NUANCE, directed by Vinayak Dravid, provides a host of technologies and services in the engineering and physical sciences as well as facilitating collaborations with the Art Institute, Botanical Gardens, and Museum of Science and Industry.