The College of Sciences and Arts Dean’s Office announced that Megan Frost (KIP), an associate professor of biomedical engineering, has been selected as the chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology, after an international search. Frost is currently serving this year as interim chair of the department. Her regular three-year appointment begins July . . .
Dean Janet Callahan, College of Engineering, has selected Faith Morrison, Professor of Chemical Engineering and associate dean, for the Dean’s Teaching Showcase. Callahan chose Morrison not only for her excellent and innovative teaching, but also for extensive historical involvement in academic advising and planning for assessment, especially for Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. . . .
Sarah Green (Chem) has been in Nairobi, Kenya for the launch of the Sixth Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-6) at the United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA). The GEO report assesses the state and trends of the environment, as well as examining the policies meant to improve it. Green has served as co-chair of the Scientific Advisory Panel for . . .
Congratulations to Dr. Richelle Winkler who received the Community Contributor of the Year award from the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce at a meeting March 8, 2019.
Michigan Tech Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Jacqueline Huntoon, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from a statewide science educators organization. The Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA) named Huntoon the recipient of the 2019 George G. Mallinson Award. The highest honor bestowed by the MSTA, the award recognizes Huntoon’s contributions to science . . .
Dana Van Kooy (HU) has been selected to receive the 2019-20 Fulbright National Library of Scotland Award. She will spend six months at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh researching topics relevant to her current book project, “Atlantic Configurations of Modernity and the Aesthetics of Disappearance.” Van Kooy will also contribute to the library’s . . .
The Program Coordinator for ADVANCE initiatives at Michigan Tech is open and applications are being accepted. Responsibilities include: Support initiatives to advance women, underrepresented, and intersectional individuals to thrive in their careers. Organize, plan, and execute campus-wide events. This includes advertising, design, communication, data handling, and scheduling. Develop and maintain marketing products to increase visibility . . .
Darnishia Slade, manager of global engagement for the Pavlis Honors College, is the recipient of the inaugural Bayard Rustin Award presented by the Michigan Tech Chapter of the the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). The award was presented at Michigan Tech’s 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Banquent Celebration held on Jan. 21. . . .
Shari Stockero (CLS/Math) has been named the 2019 Mathematics Teacher Education Outstanding Reviewer by the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators. Her research focuses on noticing high-potential instances of student mathematical thinking (MOSTs) and understanding what it means to productively use these instances to support student learning. Specifically, in her current work, she and her colleagues . . .
L. Syd M Johnson (HU) has been appointed associate editor of the journal Neuroethics, published by Springer. Neuroethics is a forum for interdisciplinary studies in neuroethics and related issues in the sciences of the mind. Posted in Tech Today, January 14, 2019