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Dahlberg receives education award

Dan Dahlberg
Dan Dahlberg
Richard Anderson

Professor Dan Dahlberg of the School of Physics and Astronomy will receive the 2017-2018 Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate and Professional Education by the University. Recipients of the award are made members of the University's Academy of Distinguished Teachers and are conferred with the title of "Distinguished University Teacher." Dahlberg will also receive a $15,000 award to go toward toward research support.

Professor Dahlberg has mentored over 25 PhD graduates since joining the faculty of the University of Minnesota. These physicists have gone on to careers in academia as well as a wide spectrum of industrial environments, including their own companies. Dahlberg was honored for his "unique advising style, which is based on establishing an intellectual partnership with his graduate students while developing a full portfolio of technical and communication skills."

Since 1998-1999, the University of Minnesota has recognized a select group of faculty members for their outstanding contributions to graduate and/or professional education. This honor is awarded annually to exceptional candidates nominated by their colleges in their quest to identify excellence in graduate and/or professional education. In addition to honoring individual faculty members, the award contributes to the improvement of graduate and professional education at the University by publicizing their work to serve as resources to the whole faculty.

Dahlberg will be presented with his award at a special ceremony in April and his name will join other recipients on the University's Scholar's Walk.

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