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LAURELS: Fleet Services On a Roll With Awards | UC Davis

LAURELS: Fleet Services On a Roll With Awards | UC Davis


Fleet Services drove away from 2021 with a trunk load of honors, including a pair of top-10 rankings in sustainability.

Fleet Services also earned the following honors:

LAURELS: Fleet Services On a Roll With Awards | UC Davis

Fleet Services’ progress during the year included the acquisition of electric and hybrid autos to replace older vehicles; an improved customer experience score, to excellent; motor pool optimization; Blue Seal certification for the shop, from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, or ASI; and, for a greener facility, new bins for separation of food waste.

The Laboratory Astrophysics Division of the American Astronomical Society recently announced Kyle Crabtree, associate professor of chemistry, as the recipient of the division’s early career award for 2022.

“Crabtree has established a unique career at the intersection of molecular laboratory astrophysics, astronomical observations and astrochemical modeling,” the division said in its announcement.

The award commends his research on chemical reactions that create complex organic molecules in areas of space where stars are forming. In addition to building state-of-the-art spectrometers to study these chemical reactions, he also conducts computational modeling to better understand how molecules behave in space. His experiments focus on molecules that may be precursors to life.

— Becky Oskin, content strategist, College of Letters and Science

Recent awards in the College of Engineering:

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