The Arts & Sciences Faculty and Staff website describes the award as "The purpose of the Arts and Sciences Fund for Excellence (ASFE) is to assist college faculty members in their own teaching excellence and research/creative work endeavors. Funding for ASFE comes entirely from annual gifts made to the College by friends and alums. The ASFE has provided modest funding in the past for a variety of projects, e.g.: conference presentations, on-campus conferences, research assistance, travel for research purposes, equipment for increasing teaching efficiency, software, etc."
Dr. Bidwell will put the funds to excellent use in support of growing participation in the CU Reach center's research.