Melanie Gangle, accessible education services, and Karen Eifler, Garaventa Center, had their essay “What Do I Need to Know About and Do For Students With Learning Disabilities?” included in The College Teacher’s Handbook: A Collection for New Faculty, published this month by Magna Publications. A Kindle version is available at this link.
Eli Goldwyn, mathematics, received a Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM) grant funding a student research group for next academic year. Goldwyn and his students will use mathematical models to study the ongoing opioid crisis, paired with a group led by PCC instructor Kara Colley. CURM is funded by an NSF grant for academic year undergraduate research groups throughout the United States. These groups develop student enthusiasm for the mathematical and computational sciences, provide mentorship to support students through graduation, and develop essential research skills to prepare them for success in graduate school and their careers.
Aaron Wootton, mathematics, has been awarded the Outstanding Researcher Award from the Columbia Willamette Chapter of Sigma Xi, a non-profit honor society for scientists and engineers, founded in 1886 at Cornell University. The Columbia Chapter works to provide encouragement and support of scientific research and education through free public science lectures, student research grants, student research symposia, and similar activities.
Simon Aihiokhai, theology, wrote “Pentecost and the Church of Empire: Reflections for the Solemnity of Pentecost,” Wakeup Lazarus Blog, May 20, 2018.
Joseph Hoffbeck, engineering, served as acting chair of the electrical engineering program, Shiley School of Engineering, August to December 2017. He also served as KEEN Fellow for Electrical Engineering, Shiley School of Engineering, and as a member of the Shiley Grants Committee, from August 2017 to May 2018.
Chris Foss, history, presented a paper at the Policy History Conference, Tempe, AZ, May 18, 2018, titled “‘What is National Defense?’ Senator Mark Hatfield and the Links Between National Security, Public Health, and Federal Spending in Oregon.”