The office of undergraduate studies at Missouri University of Science and Technology recently recognized two faculty members and a staff member for their roles in campus service and experiential learning. The awards were presented during a ceremony held on the Missouri S&T campus on Feb. 22.
The Experiential Learning Award recognizes faculty and staff who go beyond mastering basic skills and knowledge in the application of that material to problem-solving challenges. Their work involves collaboration and reflective learning, and allows students to learn in environments that suit their aptitudes.
Dr. Bonnie Bachman, professor of economics at Missouri S&T, received the Faculty Experiential Learning Award. Bachman, who leads the National Science Foundation-funded Stanford Epicenter for Pathways to Innovation, was recognized for her work in developing and teaching entrepreneurship courses and programs.
Patty Frisbee, director of student success programs at Missouri S&T, received the Staff Experiential Learning Award. Frisbee was recognized for her work in creating and implementing Opening Week programs, including Project X, in which teams of incoming students must work together to design and build a remote-controlled vehicle for competition.
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. Curt Elmore, professor of geological engineering at Missouri S&T, received the Service Learning Award. Elmore was recognized for his work to establish Missouri S&Ts humanitarian engineering and science minor program.