Holmes receives Morse-Alumni Undergraduate Teaching Award

Feb. 22, 2016 - Associate Professor Russell J.D. Holmes is among seven recipients of the 2016 Horace T. Morse-University of Minnesota Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education. Each year since 1965, the University of Minnesota has recognized a select group of faculty members for their outstanding contributions to undergraduate education. The award, named for a former dean of General College, is made possible through generous support of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association and the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.

Holmes is a gifted educator who is routinely identified by graduating seniors as the best instructor in the materials science and engineering (MSE) curriculum. He teaches difficult required courses, helping students master challenging concepts. His impact as a teacher and mentor has helped the program grow; the number of students majoring in MSE has more than doubled in the last five years. Holmes is also very committed to involving undergraduates and even local high school students in his internationally recognized research program. He will be honored at an awards ceremony on April 26, 2016 at McNamara Alumni Center.

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