Stetson University received the top Overall Award for the Most Engaged Campus in Florida at the Florida Campus Compact awards gala Nov. 8 in Tampa.
Each year, Florida Campus Compact honors one institution of higher education as the Overall Engaged Campus of the Year, and one in each of three sectors, for advancing the public purposes of higher education, improving community life and educating students for civic and social responsibility.
In addition, a Stetson professor was awarded the Graham Frey Award for outstanding contributions to sustaining America's participatory democracy; a recent Stetson graduate was recognized as an outstanding AmeriCorps member; and the university was also a finalist for the campus-community partnership award.
Embry-Riddle's Pat Anderson named 2012 Florida Professor of the Year
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching named aerospace engineering professor Dr. Richard "Pat" Anderson of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University the 2012 Florida Professor of the Year.
The U.S. Professors of the Year awards program, administered for the Carnegie Foundation by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, acknowledges the most outstanding undergraduate instructors in the nation, those who excel as teachers and influence the lives and careers of their students. It is recognized as one of the most prestigious awards honoring undergraduate teaching.
The winners are listed at usprofessorsoftheyear.org.
ERAU Scientist earns NSF award
Embry-Riddle scientist Dr. Jonathan Snively has earned the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development grant, supporting his continued research on gravity waves and their effect on the Earth's upper atmosphere.
Dr. Snively, an assistant professor of Engineering Physics in the Physical Sciences Department at Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach Campus, will receive $478,720 over five years.
Besides funding research work, the award also will support a new computational atmospheric dynamics course for Embry-Riddle's Ph.D. program in engineering physics.
Dr. Snively holds a Ph.D. and master's degree in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a bachelor's in engineering physics from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania.