For the third time in five years, a faculty member from Michigan Technological University has received a Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from the Oak Ridge Associated Universities. Daisuke Minakata, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, was recognized in the discipline of engineering and applied science for his work developing innovative physical-chemical water treatment technologies and predictive tools using novel computational techniques.
Tarun Dam, an assistant professor of chemistry at Michigan Technological University, has been awarded the University's 2015 Distinguished Teaching Award in the Assistant Professor, Professor of Practice and Lecturer category.
Nina Mahmoudian has received the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) prestigious CAREER Award, which provides $500,442 to overcome this limitation. The grants are given to early career researchers who excel in both research and education, both of which are important parts of Mahmoudian’s robotics lab at Michigan Technological University.
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation has honored two Michigan Technological University biomedical engineering students. Mitchell Kirby, a third-year student, won a Goldwater scholarship and Dillon Gronseth, a second-year student, received honorable mention in the scholarship program.