Faculty Excellence

Faculty research showcase wrap-up

Leslie Dorworth Thompson (left) and Courtney Blouzdis
Leslie Dorworth Thompson (left) and Courtney Blouzdis, Calumet Outreach Associate for the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Program

Some 95 poster displays of faculty research were displayed in Alumni Hall at the recent Faculty Research & Scholarship Day. 

Hosted and organized by the Purdue Calumet Office of Research and Graduate Studies and Faculty Research Board, awards were given in three categories:

First Time Grant Recipient Awards

(Presented to faculty members who received their first external grant as Principal Investigator at Purdue Calumet):

Alice Anderson, dean, College of Education;Libbie Pelter, associate professor of chemistry;Weihua Ruan, professor of mathematics;Wendy St. Jean, associate professor of history; and Michael Zimmer, associate professor of molecular microbiology & immunology.

Excellence in Sponsored Grants by College

Melissa Higgason (left) and Rita Brusca-Vega
Melissa Higgason (left) and Rita Brusca-Vega

(Awarded to faculty members who received the most external funding in their College last year)

Jane Mutchler, dean, College of Business; Rita Brusca-Vega, associate professor, Dept. of Graduate Studies in Education (College of Education); Chandra Viswanathan, associate professor of civil engineering (College of Engineering, Mathematics & Science); Rebecca Stankowski, executive director of multidisciplinary studies & learning outcomes assessment (College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences); Lynn Olszewski, director, NW Indiana Area Health (College of Nursing); and Susan Scachitti, department head & professor, Engineering Technology (College of Technology).

Excellence in Sponsored Grants at Purdue Calumet

(Awarded to the faculty member who received the most external funding at the campus level last year)

Besma Smida—assistant professor, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering.

View the complete list of poster authors and titles entered

Additional photos from Faculty Research & Scholarship Day can be viewed in the Facebook photo album.