(Randall, Cora Einterz - 2017) -- BFA Award for Excellence in Leadership and Service uri icon



  • Cora Randall earned her PhD in chemistry from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1985. After an initial research career investigating the optical characteristics of proteins, she joined the University of Colorado in 1989 to work on the Hubble space telescope. In 1993 she began studying the Earth’s nearer atmosphere more intensely. Her main area of expertise is satellite remote sensing of the Earth’s middle atmosphere, particularly surrounding the polar regions. She investigates processes related to stratospheric ozone depletion, among other interests.
    Professor Randall teaches courses in chemistry, climate, radiative transfer and remote sensing. She is a current or past member of numerous international satellite science teams and is principal investigator on the Cloud Imaging and Particle Size (CIPS) experiment of the NASA Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) satellite mission. She has published more than 100 papers in refereed scientific journals.
    In addition to chairing her department, Randall recently co-led efforts on behalf of the College of Arts and Sciences to revise its core curriculum.

year awarded

  • 2017