Faculty Tidbits

Impact, Summer 2003




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Mark Benvenuto, associate professor and department chair of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was one of two college professors in Michigan to be named the 2003 Michigan College Science Teacher of the Year. The Michigan Science Teachers Association selected Benvenuto for his innovative approach to teaching that engages students in the learning process and for his research contributions.

Dan Maggio, director of Pre-College Program, presented "First LEGO League" and Barbara Hollar, professor of Biology, presented "Searching the Web" at the New Directions in Math & Science Education Conference for elementary, middle and secondary school teachers in October 2003. The conference, which was held on UDM’s Outer Drive Campus, was co-sponsored by the Engineering Society of Detroit and Ford Motor Company.

Shulamith Schlick, professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, received an honorary doctorate degree from Sweden University, the top technical university in Sweden.

The following Engineering & Science faculty received promotion or tenure, effective August, 16, 2003:

Jeffrey Boats, was promoted to associate professor, Math & Computer Science.

Nancy Dwyer, associate professor, Math & Computer Science, was awarded tenure.

Katherine Snyder, assistant professor, Math & Computer Science, was granted tenure.

Eswara Prasad Venugopal was promoted to associate professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry.


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