Experiential, service learning awards go to three

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On December 3, 2019

Dr. Rohit Dua, Dr. Amber
Henslee and Kevin Shaw will receive awards for their roles in service and
experiential learning during a ceremony hosted by the Center for Faculty
Excellence (CAFE) on Dec. 5.

The Experiential Learning Award
recognizes faculty and staff who require undergraduate students to go beyond
mastering basic skills and knowledge in the application of that material to
problem solving challenges.

The Service Learning Award
recognizes faculty and staff who involve or influence undergraduate students in
academic service learning or community service activities outside the

Rohit Dua,
an associate
teaching professor of electrical and computer engineering, will receive the
Faculty Experiential Learning Award for developing several experiential activities
for students to deepen their understanding of electrical engineering concepts.
He started the Embedded Systems Club for students, assists a group of students
developing hardware to transition a micro-controller class to more modern automatic
voltage regulator (AVR) architecture and he works with students on
undergraduate research projects.

Amber Henslee
, an
associate professor of psychological science, will receive the Faculty Service
Learning Award. In her health psychology class, Psych 4590, students conduct
service-learning projects for an organization. Her students must also design a
statistical analysis to assess the effectiveness of the projects.

, technical
director of Leach Theatre and teaching instructor for arts, languages and
philosophy, will receive the Staff Experiential Award for his dedication and
energy toward creating an educational learning environment for students. Each
year, he oversees approximately 30 student technicians who are immersed in the
hands-on work of developing sets for theatrical productions and managing the
technical details of numerous concerts, performances and university events.

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