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Dr. Richard Vallery (Chair)
valleryr@gvsu.edu

117 Padnos Hall of Science, 1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49401
Grants, Awards, & Honors
  1. Dr. Karen Gipson, Associate Professor of Physics receives,University Distinguished Service award (2014).
  2. Dr. Brad Ambrose, Professor of Physics receives University Outstanding Teacher award >(2014).
  3. Drs. Kingshuk Majumdar, Maja Krcmar, and Douglas Furton of Physics and Dr. Agnieszka Szarecka of Cell and Molecular Biology  NSF-MRI award of $97,383 to acquire a HPC Cluster at GVSU (2012 – 2015 ).
  4. Dr. Kingshuk Majumdar, Associate Professor of Physics: XSEDE award:  50,000 CPU supercomputing hours (2012 – 2013).
  5. Dr. Richard Vallery, Assistant Professor of Physics: 2012 GVSU Pew Teaching Excellence Award.
  6. Dr. Brad Ambrose, Associate Professor of Physics: President of the  Michigan Section of AAPT, 2011 – Present.
  7. Dr. Brad Ambrose, Associate Professor of Physics received Consultant support from NSF CCLI Phase II Grant (2011 – 2013): “Developing Research-Based Tutorials in Upper-division Electricity and Magnetism” Project directors: S. Pollock and K. Perkins (Univ. Colorado-Boulder). Development and assessment of inquiry-based materials for the teaching of upper-level electromagnetism.
  8. Dr. M. Krcmar, Associate Professor of Physics: Higher Education Research Experience Fellowship  from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2011 – 2012).
  9. Dr. Richard Vallery, Assistant Professor of Physics: Cottrell College Science Award from Research Corporation (2010 – 2013).
  10. Dr. Ross Reynolds, Professor of Physics: 2010 CLAS Lifetime Service Award.  
  11. Dr. Brett Bolen, Assistant Professor of Physics: 2010 MSGC grant.
  12. Dr. Kingshuk Majumdar, Assistant Professor of Physics: Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics Scholar Award (2010 – 2013).
  13.  Dr. Brad Ambrose, Associate Professor of Physics: 2009 GVSU Presidential Teaching Initiative Award: “Curricular revision of SCI 225 Integrated Life Science for K-8 Teachers and SCI 226 Integrated Physical Science for K-8 Teachers” With other members of the GVSU Integrated Science Program Faculty. Revitalization of integrated science courses designed for pre-service K-8 teachers who are non-science majors.
  14. Dr. Edward Hamilton, Visiting Professor of Physics:  GVSU Interfraternity Council Professor of the Month, April 2009.
  15. Mr. Glen Swanson, Adjunct Faculty of Physics,  featured in National Solar Tour, Nov. 2009.
  16. Dr. Karen Gipson, Associate Professor of Physics: 2008 Women's Commission Impact Award.



  17. Dr. Ross Reynolds, Professor of Physics: 2008 Pew Teaching Excellence Award.
  18. Dr. Brad Ambrose, Associate Professor of Physics: 2006 Pew Teaching Excellence Award.
  19. Dr. Harold Schnyder, Associate Professor of Physics: Cottrell College Science Award from  Research Corporation (2005 – 2008).
  20. Dr. Kingshuk Majumdar, Assistant Professor of Physics: Cottrell College Science Award from Research Corporation (2005 – 2008).
  21. Dr. Kingshuk Majumdar, Assistant Professor of Physics: Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics (at University of California, Santa Barbara) Scholar Award (2005 – 2008).
  22. Dr. Brad Ambrose, Associate Professor of Physics: NSF CCLI-EMD Grant DUE-0441426 (2005 - 2007): "Developing a Tutorial Approach to Enhance Student Learning of Intermediate Mechanics."
  23. Dr. Douglas Furton, Associate Professor of Physics: Michigan Space Grant Consortium Research Seed Grant Program (2004 – 2005).
  24. Dr. Brad Ambrose, Associate Professor of Physics : GVSU Presidential Teaching Initiative Award (2001 - 2002).
  25. Dr. Karen Gipson, Associate Professor of Physics: GVSU Professor of the Year 2001 Award (by the Student Senate) .

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