Francisco Rodriguez ’85 M.S. ’97 was honored at the Alumni Awards Gala on Feb. 1 as this year’s Jerry W. Fielder Award winner. This award is named to honor the lifelong commitment of one of the university’s most esteemed and supportive alumni.
This year’s Young Alumnus Award winner Richard Addante Ph.D. ’11 – only seven years out from graduation – is already the only psychologist to participate in a NASA simulation mission to Mars. During the mission, his team helped develop NASA’s understanding of challenges that may arise for humans confined together in a long mission.
This year’s UC Davis Alumni Awards honor three leaders in higher education, one of the Most Powerful Women in Healthcare Information Technology, a neuroscientist who worked with NASA, a health professional using film to convey vital information and a dynamic duo of Aggie advocates.