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Impact - Fall 2005

Faculty Notes

Stokes Baker, associate professor of Biology, has been awarded a three-year National Science Foundation Educational Materials Development Grant entitled, "Using Transgenic Plants that Express Green Fluorescent Protein in Teaching Quantitative Experimental Skills to First Year Undergraduates."

As part of an interdisciplinary team of faculty, Alan Hoback, associate professor of Civil Engineering, and Scott Anderson, adjunct professor of Mathematics, discussed “Link between transit funding and obesity” at the Institute for Transportation Engineers in July. The research showed that physical activity of walking to bus stops promotes health. Utpal Dutta, professor of Civil Engineering, also participated in the research.

Prasad Venugopal, associate professor of Physics, was featured in a new film about the meaning of life and how spirituality exists in our diverse world, mirroring UDM’s mission. The documentary movie, "ONE," features interviews with many local and national leaders including well-known spiritual leaders and authors such as Deepak Chopra, Father Thomas Keating and Robert Thurman.

Mark Schumack, associate professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been promoted to full professor.