The Distinguished Scholars Reception was held Tuesday, April 4, in the AMU Monaghan Ballrooms to honor the recipients of the Lawrence G. Haggerty Award for Research Excellence, Way Klingler Young Scholar Awards and the Way Klingler Fellowship Awards.
Dr. John Borg is this year’s recipient of the Lawrence G. Haggerty Faculty Award for Research Excellence for his scholarship. Borg, professor of mechanical engineering, is best known for his research on the physics of one of baseball’s most unique pitches — the knuckleball. His work has been featured on 60 Minutes Sports and the Discovery Channel and in Popular Mechanics. His research has been published in more than 25 refereed journals and numerous government reports, he has received significant funding from the Departments of Energy and Defense. Borg has also been a mentor for numerous graduate student theses and dissertations and undergraduate student research experiences.
The 2017-18 Way Klingler Young Scholar Award recipients are Drs. Jennifer Evans, Nicholas Heck, Jier Huang and Brooke Mayer. Way Klingler Young Scholar Awards support promising young scholars in critical stages of their careers. The awards fund $2,000 in operating costs and to cover up to 50 percent of salary to afford the recipient a one-semester sabbatical.
The 2017 Way Klingler Fellowship Award recipients are Drs. John Mantsch and Albert Rivero. Way Klingler Fellowships are three-year awards for full-time regular faculty at the associate or full professor rank who have potential for significant scholarship.
The Way Klingler Sabbatical and Way Klingler Teaching Enhancement Award winners were announced in February.
More in-depth information on the award recipients will be publicized in a print piece that will be shared with the university community in May.