The Presidential Council of Alumnae (PCA) will hold its annual meeting and induction of new members Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 15-17, on campus. This year marks the 16th anniversary of the organization, which has 159 members. The PCA advises the president on campus climate issues and works to enhance the University’s environment for all students. The PCA will recognize 23 outstanding students as Women of Promise, including Marwa Abd Almoneam (Physics).
Senior Lecturer Michael Meyer is the recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Teaching Award in the category of Lecturer, Professor of Practice, or Assistant Professor. The official announcement will be made in the fall.
Graduate Research Fellowships support students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based degrees. An additional 2,064 applicants received honorable mentions. Among them is Tech student Eric Petersen, a physics undergraduate student.
The Center for Teaching, Learning and Faculty Development seeks input for its annual Distinguished Teaching Awards, which recognize outstanding contribution to the instructional mission of the University. Finalists in physics include Will Cantrell in the Associate Professor/Professor Category and Michael Meyer in the Assistant Professor/Lecturer/Professor of Practice Category. Submit comments by Monday, March 28.
Physics graduate students Amalia Anderson and Partha Pal will receive Finishing Awards from the Michigan Tech Graduate School. Anderson works with Dr. Alex Kostinski. Pal’s advisor is Dr. Ranjit Pati. The spring 2011 fellowships are made possible by the generous support of the Graduate School.
Graduate student Partha Pratim Pal is a recipient of the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Scholarship. Pal was nominated by the Department of Physics. A certificate of recognition for this award will be presented at the Graduate Student Government award ceremony that is held in the spring. Pal is a member of Dr. Ranjit Pati’s research group.