The award honors a professor conducting outstanding research involving students at a college or university in the Chesapeake region. Koch will receive a plaque describing his contributions to education and a monetary award to help support further student research.
Koch, who has served on the college’s faculty since 1997, has mentored over 60 undergraduate senior research projects. He has served as a reviewer for several national scientific journals and has co-authored 17 publications.
Koch holds a bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College and Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley.