(Litos, Michael D - 2021) -- Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Award or Honor Receipt uri icon



  • Michael Litos, assistant professor of physics at the University of Colorado Boulder, has won an Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

    The CAREER Program, one of the NSF’s most prestigious awards, supports early career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. The award also includes $650,000 in support of research, which for Litos will be used to advance plasma-physics research.
    His project aims to help increase African American representation in physics PhD programs by providing a strong undergraduate research experience to students recruited from Historically Black Colleges and Universities in coordination with the NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates summer internship program run by CU Boulder.