Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Faculty Scholar Award, Purdue University Northwest, 2021
  • Teaching Incentive Program Award, Purdue University Northwest, 2021
  • European Physical Society Prize in High Energy Physics, to the CDF and D0 Collaborations “for the discovery of the top quark and the detailed measurement of its properties”, 2019
  • 2019 CMS Achievement Award – Parashar’s High Energy Physics group postdoc Dr. Tongguang Cheng, for his contributions in the CMS Physics Performance and Dataset Group
  • Overall Up and Coming Influential Woman Award of Northwest Indiana in all 11 categories, Avalon Manor, November 6, 2014
  • Up and Coming Influential Woman Award of Northwest Indiana in the Education Category at Avalon Manor, November 6, 2014
  • Best Performance in Research Award for College of EMS, by Sponsored Programs on Faculty Research Day, Purdue University Calumet, October 21, 2014
  • Fellows Award from The Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana for contributions to the discovery of the Higgs Boson, Horseshoe Casino Ballrooms, Hammond, October 16, 2014
  • Established Purdue University Calumet as the Education and Outreach Center in High Energy Physics, called QuarkNet, 2014
  • Co-author on the “DISCOVERY OF THE HIGGS BOSON”, CMS Collaboration, 2013 and 2014
  • Outstanding Faculty Scholar Award at Purdue University Calumet, 2012-2013
  • Outstanding Faculty Teacher Award at Purdue University Calumet, 2012-2013
  • Distinguished Chancellor Faculty Lecturer at Purdue University Calumet, 2013
  • Received “Outstanding Commitment to Sponsored Programs Award”, for winning grants of more than $100,000 in the last two years, at the Sponsored Programs Recognition Reception at Purdue University Calumet, September 2012
  • Recognized by the Purdue University President, Tim Sands, for contributions to Higgs search and the discovery of the new boson at Purdue Board of Trustees, July 2012
  • Author and collaborator to the discovery of a new boson at Compact Muon Solenoid Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, July 2012
  • Outstanding Teaching Contribution to Pearson Publishing Company, 2012
  • Outstanding Faculty Scholar Award at Purdue University Calumet, 2007-2008
  • Author to the discovery of single top quark on the DZERO (pronounced DEE-ZERO) experiment at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (2008)
  • Author to the discovery of “Cascade-b” particle on the DZERO experiment at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (2007)
  • Special Award from the National Society of Black Engineers, Louisiana Tech University for advising the students (2004)
  • Speaker of science for educational institutions – State of Louisiana Board of Regents (2003)