Archives—April 2017

Dr. Carly Robinson presents Ian W. Shepherd Award at 2017 Senior Colloquium


Dr. Carly Robinson, a 2007 alumna of the physics department, awarded the 2017 Ian W. Shepherd award jointly to Ben Manning (left) and Kelci Mohrman (right). Congratulations, Kelci and Ben!


At the colloquium, seniors presented their research. From left to right, (standing) Dr. Will Cantrell, Kelci Mohrman, Floyd Johnson, Colin Sheidler, Nick Videtich, David Russell, Michael Foetisch, Dr. Jacek Borysow. (kneeling) Austin Hermann,  Parker Schimler, Ben Manning, Dr. Carly Robinson.

Physics Student Kelci Mohrman Receives Honorable Mention

GRFP_logoKelci Mohran received honorable mention from the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP), one of the oldest and most competitive programs in the nation.

Pushpalatha Murthy, dean of Michigan Tech’s Graduate School says, “Being a recipient of the Graduate Research Fellowship or Honorable Mention status in this very prestigious competition speaks to the high caliber of our students and the dedication they have for both intellectual pursuits and serving society. The NSF-GRFP is unique in that it emphasizes commitment to both intellectual inquiry and service to society and are looking to support individuals who have the potential to be high achieving scientists and engineers as well as have a broader impact on society. These awards are a well-deserved recognition of the superior accomplishments of our students and the quality and dedication of Michigan Tech faculty, staff and programs. Crafting a winning proposal is a lot of effort and I want to congratulate the students for their accomplishments and thank the dedication and passion of the faculty and staff who helped them. I look forward to great contributions for our students.”

THE NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions.

Mohran recently participated in the Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Spring 2017 Outstanding Graduate Student Awards

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Left: Kevin Waters, Right: Shiva Bhandari

Congratulations to Kevin and Shiva for their outstanding achievements these past few months! Kevin has been awarded the Teaching Award for exhibiting his exceptional abilities as an instructor. Shiva has been awarded the Scholarship Award for demonstrating strong leadership and professionalism within the Physics Department. Be sure to congratulate Kevin and Shiva the next time you see them!