Category Archives: Awards

Honorable Mention in Teaching for Amanda Shaw

Amanda ShawThe Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) has recognized physics graduate student Amanda Shaw with an Honorable Mention in the Masters Category of the 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award. The award was based on evaluations, video, and support letters that demonstrated exemplary teaching. The committee was particularly impress with Shaw’s innovation in teaching.

Shaw will be recognized by announcement at the awards luncheon at the MAGS Conference on April 16, 2015, in St. Louis, Missouri.

MAGS is an affiliate of the Council of Graduate Schools.

Kiley Spirito is an Outstanding Teacher

Kiley Spirito
Kiley Spirito

The Graduate School and Graduate Student Government proudly announce the 2014-2015 academic year winners.

Kiley Spirito, a PhD student in Physics, is a recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award. The award recognizes graduate students who have exhibited exceptional ability as a teacher, have received excellent evaluations from students, as well as gaining the respect of faculty in their departments.

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Kamal Dhungana is an Outstanding Scholar

Kamal Dhungana
Kamal Dhungana

The Graduate School and Graduate Student Government proudly announce the 2014-2015 academic year winners.

Kamal Dhungana, a PhD student in Physics, is a recipient of the Outstanding Scholarship Award. The award recognizes academic performance in areas such as excellent GPA, originality in research, leadership and teamwork.

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DeVlieg Foundation Fellowship for Joseph Niehaus

Joseph NiehausGraduate student Joseph Niehaus is a recipient of the DeVlieg Foundation Graduate Student Fellowship for Engineering students. Niehaus is a PhD student in the interdisciplinary Atmospheric Sciences program at Michigan Tech. His advisor is Will Cantrell.

The DeVlieg Foundation has generously provided support for graduate students pursuing research in engineering, wildlife, and biology at Michigan Tech. The award is strongly competitive. The panel was impressed with Joseph Niehaus’ research, publication record, and contribution to the mission of Michigan Tech. He will receive support in the form of stipend plus one-credit of tuition for summer 2015.

Andrea Lappi Serves Above and Beyond

Andrea Lappi Above And Beyond Award 2014
Andrea Lappi accepts a Husky mug from University President Glenn Mroz.

Department Coordinator Andrea Lappi is a nominee¬†of the 2014 Making a Difference Award in the category “Above and Beyond.” Nominations are posted by the Staff Council. Nominees were honored and award recipients were announced on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at a reception.

Congratulations to Andrea for this well-deserved nomination!

Ravi Pandey is a 2014 APS Fellow

Ravi Pandey
Ravi Pandey

Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics Dr. Ravi Pandey has been named a 2014 Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). The Fellowship election was announced at the November 2014 meeting of the Council of APS. Pandey was nominated by the Division of Computational Physics. The citation reads:

For creative use of advanced computational techniques from materials physics and quantum chemistry to gain insights into nanostructure behaviors, especially for his prescient recognition of the looming importance of such calculations for predicting bio-nano hybrid material properties.

Election to APS Fellowship is limited to no more than one half of one percent of the membership. Pandey’s name and citation will be published in the March 2015 issue of APS News.

Pandey thanks his teachers and acknowledges contributions from his students, postdocs and colleagues for over 25+ years.