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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 classroom.
Dr. 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.
Dr. 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.
Kevin Shaw, 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.