Distinguished Community Service

Award Category


2019 Community Service Award Winner


Nominated for outstanding contributions to community service and/or development that increases the impact of LAWR beyond UC Davis.

Maximum Award Recipients

  • 1 Award (no restrictions)

Nomination/Application instructions:

This award is self-nomination or LAWR affiliated individuals can nominate eligible members of the LAWR community. Submit a nomination letter (1-page maximum, 0.5” margins, 12 pt. font, PDF) describing why you (self-nomination) or the nominee is deserving of the award. Include your (or the nominee’s) name and official title in the letter. Letters of reference cannot be provided by an individual who is receiving a letter of reference from the same individual for a different award (i.e., no quid pro quo). Eligibility: Limited to current LAWR members or those within six months of affiliation/appointment with the department.

Note: Submit all materials to awardsLAWR@ucdavis.edu by 5:00 pm (PST) on December 17, 2021. The awards committee reserves the right to nominate individuals for awards, withhold an award when no applications are received, and/or increase the number of awards when applications are equivalent in quality. Individuals can receive more than one award when eligible. Awards will be announced in Spring 2021.

Award Recipient

Katy Dynarsky The 2019 Distinguished Community Service Award is awarded to Dr. Katy Dynarski, Co-Founder of GOALS (Girls Outdoor Adventure Leadership in Science), a collaborative program between UC Davis and Sequioa Kings Canyon National Park. GOALS is a free, hands-on science educational program for high school girls from underrepresented backgrounds in STEM. Katy receives this award for her exceptional vison, leadership in service, and dedication to science education through the immersive GOALS program. Information on the program and crowdfunding their campaign can be found at https://girlsoutdoorscience.com.