Foecke Receives Science Teaching Award

Congratulations to Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) adjunct professor Dr. Tim Foecke, who has received a 2012 Maryland Association of Science Teachers (MAST) Award for Excellence in Science Education. According to the MAST web site, the association's teaching award program "recognizes excellence in science teaching, administration, and outreach in Maryland" at the elementary school, middle school, high school, and college levels.

Foecke, the Deputy Chief of the Metallurgy Division, Leader of the Materials Performance Group, and Director of the Center for Automotive Lightweighting at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, was recognized as the "College Level Teacher showing Excellence in Science Education" for his work with MSE undergraduates in courses such as ENMA 461: Thermodynamics of Materials and ENMA 300: Introduction to Materials Engineering. Foecke will be formally presented with his award at the Fall MAST Conference.

"This is a well-deserved honor for Dr. Foecke," says MSE professor and chair Robert M. Briber. "MSE students think highly of him. He's been doing an excellent job teaching Thermodynamics of Materials and engaging students in a topic that many find difficult to master."

Published October 12, 2012