Honors & Recognition, November 2013

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education recently announced the 2013 state winners of the U.S. Professors of the Year awards. Two of the professors are Tau Beta Pi members. Click here for the full list of 36 winners.

Robert D. Palumbo, Ph.D. (IN D ’80), is the 2013 Professor of the Year for the state of Indiana. Dr. Palumbo is a professor of mechanical engineering, an expert on solar energy research, and only the third Valparaiso professor to receive the prestigious honor. Vicki V. May, Ph.D. (MN A ’91), is the 2013 Professor of the Year for the state of New Hampshire. Dr. May is an associate professor of engineering at Dartmouth College and an organizer of the “Design It. Build It.” summer engineering workshop for K-12 students.


The 2013 Capital One Academic All-America® Men’s and Women’s Soccer Teams are being announced. Matthew J. Sarett, PA G 2014, was named to the NCAA Division III team. Sarett is double majoring in electrical & computer engineering and biomedical engineering at Carnegie Melon University. The NCAA Div. I and II team will be announced next week.


James D. Sterling, Ph.D. (TX D ’83), was recently appointed as director of Minerva Labs and interim dean of the College of Natural Sciences at the Minverva Schools at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI). Dr. Sterling is currently KGI’s vice president of academic affairs, Dean of the School of Applied Life Sciences, and oversees the KGI’s institute-wide programs and staff and the PSM national office that is housed at KGI. Read the news announcement for more on Dr. Sterling and his involvement as a founding faculty member at KGI



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