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 . . .
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
Nancy Barr (ME-EM) has been elected to the IEEE Professional Communication Society’s board of governors. The PCS’s mission is to foster a community dedicated to understanding and promoting effective communication in engineering, scientific and other technical environments. Barr’s three-year term began Jan. 1 and runs to December 31, 2021. Posted in Tech Today, January 11, 2019 . . .
A faculty member of Michigan Tech’s School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science and an alumnus of the school are among the seven recipients of the Animal Welfare Institute’s (AWI) Christine Stevens Wildlife Award. The Animal Welfare Institute announced the winners are developing innovative, less intrusive wildlife study techniques and more humane methods of resolving conflicts . . .