Month: May 2011

Barkdoll, Meyer Receive Teaching Awards

The 2011 Distinguished Teaching Awards recognize Associate Professor Brian Barkdoll, of the Department of Civil and environmental Engineering, and Senior Lecturer Michael Meyer, of Physics. Meyer has helped “to transform and improve” the introductory physics programs; has re-invented the way the department teaches introductory physics laboratories; has spearheaded the creation of new laboratory sections… [read more]

Three Michigan Tech Faculty Win NSF CAREER Awards

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has named three assistant professors at Michigan Tech winners of NSF CAREER Awards. Among them is Shari Stockero of Mathematical Sciences and the Teacher Education Division in the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences. Stockero is designing teacher education experiences to help beginning mathematics teachers “notice” and build on important student questions and comments that are often missed by inexperienced teachers. Prospective teachers will record and analyze math instruction in local schools… [read more]

Ceremony held to commission officers

Eleven cadets in Michigan Technological University’s Army and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at Michigan Technological University were commissioned Saturday morning just hours before spring commencement. Army ROTC commissionees included Joseph Chantiny, Benjamin Kopinski, Kyle Kositz, Conner Rouse, Carna Steimel, Shane Sinda and Randal Thomas. Air Force ROTC commissionees included Austin D. Merkel, Sean C. Ritter and Andrew P. Sturtevant, and Alexander D. Brant…. [read more]