The Michigan Tech chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has been selected as a 2010 Blake Lilly winner. The submission of the chapter’s outreach program was very impressive to the Blake Lilly Prize Committee. The chapter will receive the three-volume set of the Feynman Lectures on Physics and a certificate. The Michigan Tech chapter will be listed in the SPS Observer and on the SPS national website as a Blake Lilly winner. The organization was congratulated by past SPS president and physics alum Carly Robinson. She was president during 2005-2007 when the Family Physics Night outreach program was initiated by the SPS officers, Dr. Cantrell, Mike Meyers, and Joan Chadde. 2010 Blake Lilly Prize Recipients
Professor Ulrich H.E. Hansmann (Physics) organized with Associate Professor Michael Feig (Michigan State University) a three-day workshop, “From Computational Biophysics to Systems Biology (CBSB10)” in Traverse City, June 6-8.
Professor of Physics John A. Jaszczak was nominated by Michigan Tech’s Provost for theFourth Annual Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year Recognition, sponsored by chief academic affairs officers of the 15 public universities in Michigan. The Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year recognition program recognizes outstanding faculty contributions to undergraduate instruction.
Provost Max Seel cited Dr. Jaszczak’s work with establishing educational components fornanotechnology, especially the NSF funded work establishing Nanotech Innovations Enterprise; his work as an academic advisor for physics majors, especially in recruiting and mentoring students interested in becoming physics teachers; and helping to develop, implement and share physics-education-research-based reforms in introductory physics courses.