Dr. John Z. Kiss (Dean, College of Arts and Sciences & Professor of Biology) received the Founder’s Award from the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research (ASGSR). This is the highest award presented by the society, given for lifelong contributions to gravitational and space biology. He received the award last Saturday at the association’s 33rd annual meeting, in Seattle.
Kiss has worked closely with NASA for three decades, serving as the principal investigator on eight spaceflight experiments which will help scientists understand how to effectively and efficiently grow plants in outer space and on other planets. In 2014, he received the NASA Outstanding Public Leadership Medal “for exceptional contributions in spaceflight research in the fundamental biology of plants in support of NASA’s exploration mission.”