Faculty Accomplishments

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Has been selected as the speaker for this year’s Daffodil Lecture on Sustainability and the Environment for the Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her talk, “Seeking the Justice in Environmental and Sustainability Work” will premiere March 15, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.


Just completed her two-year position as Chair of the North American Association for Environmental Education’s (NAAEE) Research Symposium, convening the first virtual symposium from October 8-10 in the organization’s history. 


Was one of five panelists who spoke on Food Justice and Community Gardening in September hosted by the Women of Color Leadership Network at UMass Amherst in collaboration with the Pioneer Valley Worker’s Center. 


National Science Foundation (NSF) subaward from Harvard for "STC Center for Integrated Quantum materials" The project is for seven years.


Supplemental funding from Harvard on National Science Foundation CIQM subaward to fund MakerFaire. (April, 2020)


Awarded the 2020 Prize for a Faculty Member for Research in an Undergraduate Institution by the American Physical Society. The award recognizes Aidala's exceptionally creative and interdisciplinary research using scanning probe microscopy for novel studies of magnetic nanorings, biofilms and organic semiconductors and her outstanding mentoring of women undergraduates, particularly through research collaborations.


Was named a Fellow of the American Physical Society, "for innovative development of scanning probe techniques to characterize soft materials, study disordered semiconductors, and apply azimuthal magnetic fields to magnetic nanostructured materials; for exceptional mentoring of undergraduate women in physics; and promoting public appreciation of science.” Each year, no more than one half of one percent of the Society’s membership is recognized by their peers for election to the status of Fellow.  


Alderman, N. "Impossible Elegies: Poetry in Transition 1945-1960." Postwar: Literature in Transition 1940-1960. Ed. Gill Plain. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.


Alderman, N. "‘That Shed Out in the Garden’: The Poetics of Reference in Harold Pinter's The Caretaker." The Harold Pinter Review. 2. 1. (2018).


Alderman, N. Reading Postwar British and Irish Poetry. Co-written with Michael Thurston. (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014).