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Steve Jacobsen receives 2013 Weinberg College Distinguished Teaching Award

November 13, 2013

Associate Professor Steve Jacobsen has been selected to receive a 2013 Weinberg College Distinguished Teaching Award. Nominated by the Weinberg College Student Advisory Board, Jacobsen's award recognizes Prof. Jacobsenexcellence in instruction, significant contributions to curricular innovation, exemplary mentoring of research and independent study, and fostering of a sense of community both inside and outside the classroom.

In the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Jacobsen has developed two core curriculum courses in mineralogy and petrology around a new student optical microscopy laboratory, which features nearly a dozen optical microscopes funded in part by WCAS through two Hewlett grants, and by the Ken Cohen Family Fund for Energy and Environmental Studies.

Jacobsen teaches a popular freshman seminar on the future of renewable energy, and has also developed graduate seminars in mineral physics, water in the solar system, and advanced petrology. Jacobsen leads numerous student research activities at the Advanced Photon Source of Argonne National Laboratory, and is also a faculty member of the Applied Physics Program. Jacobsen serves as Associate Master of the Public Affairs Residential College, and he is a member of the Administrative Board of The Graduate School.

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