Selected Awards & Honors


Pagano (center) accepts the American Chemical Society/Dreyfus Foundation National Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into Careers in the Chemical Sciences from ACS President, Bassam Shakhashiri (left), and Richard Zare (right).

Volunteerism Award

2018

American Chemical Society, Rochester Section

Named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)

2018

Royal Society of Chemistry; London, U.K.

Fulbright Specialist, Visiting Scholar

2017

University of Tartu, Estonia; Fulbright Commission, U.S. Dept. of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Visiting Scholar

2017

Uppsala University, Sweden - Excellence in Analytical Chemistry program (European Union & Erasmus Mundus)

Excellence in Teaching Award

2016Science Teachers Association of New York State (STANYS)

Outstanding Undergraduate Science Teacher Award (OUSTA)

2016Society for College Science Teachers (SCST)/National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)/Co-Sponsored by Springer
Named to the Fulbright Specialist roster2015U.S. Dept. of State/Institute of International Education/Council for International Exchange of Scholars
Graduate of Distinction Award2015Victor Schools
Augustine Silveira Jr., Distinguished Lecturer2014State University of New York, Oswego
Provost's Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Award2013RIT
Outstanding Career Achievement Award2013Tufts University

United States Professor of the Year Award

2012

Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)/Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Education

Named to the “Forty Under 40” List

2012

Rochester Business Journal

National Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into the Chemical Sciences 

2012

Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation/ American Chemical Society

Institute Faculty Research Award

2012

RIT

Named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACSF)

2011

American Chemical Society

Brick City "Favorite Faculty Member"2010RIT

Stanley C. Israel Award

2008

American Chemical Society

Faculty Humanitarian Award- from Delta Sigma Phi

2008

RIT

ChemLuminary Award (w/ Rochester Section ACS)

2008

American Chemical Society

Dawan L. Albritton Faculty Humanitarian Award

2007

NTID

Salutes to Excellence Award

2007

American Chemical Society

Certificate of Merit2006American Chemical Society, Div. Chem. Tech.

Richard & Virginia Eisenhart Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

2005

RIT

Student Choice Award2004NTID

Institute on College Teaching Fellow

2002

Tufts University

Water Resources Fellow2002-2001WaterSHED Center, Tufts University

STAR Fellow

2000-1998

Environmental Protection Agency

Other Awards/Honors:

National Honorary Chemical Society (Phi Lambda Upsilon),  National Honor Society (Phi Kappa Phi), National Chemistry Student Award (American Institute of Chemists), National Collegiate Natural Science Award, All-American Scholar