Professor Michael Stamatikos wins two faculty awards at OSU-Newark
Assistant Professor Michael Stamatikos has been awarded two Faculty Awards at OSU Newark this spring - both 2017 Faculty Service Award and 2017 Excellence in Teaching Award. Congratulatioins Michael - great job!
2017 Faculty Service Award:
Dr. Stamatikos has been a tireless advocate for the sciences and science education at Ohio State Newark through his many service and outreach. The committee noted that not only does his work enhance his own reputation as a generous and knowledgeable scholar, his outreach raises the profile of our campus in a way that serves us all.
- Dr. Stamatikos served as sponsor and judge of the 2016 Undergraduate Research Forum displaying his commitment to student success.
- His generosity with his time and dedication to learning is evidenced by his interactions with the community. One home educator said, “I am very thankful that he plugs into our community without hesitation, and is kind enough to give of his time and talent.”
- When asked to narrate a work for the Columbus Symphony Orchestra as part of a family concert, he gave them a full interactive experience for their audience. He provided slides from NASA to enhance the music and gave an introduction for the audience that made astrophysics approachable to all ages.”
- Dr. Stamatikos has been instrumental in the ongoing development of a new public observatory, with the Friends of Hocking Hills State Park, while he continues to aid The Works Science Museum in Newark to develop a planetarium that will provide “an extraordinary new resource for science education and outreach in the Newark area”.
2017 Excellence in Teaching Award
- Dr. Stamatikos is a talented and insightful lecturer who brings creativity and humor with him to the classroom.
- The committee was particularly impressed with Dr. Stamatikos course development. He is the first instructor at any OSU regional campus to offer a course in astronomy. And, in fact his nomination letter credited him with directly increasing enrollment in physics courses both at the regional campuses and in students who transfer to Columbus.
- He has shown a remarkable ability to inspire students in the classroom and get students involved in astronomical research.