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Faculty Spotlight

Leslie Light: EPICS Professor Extraordinaire

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Written by Katrina San Nicolas

Posted on 11 November 2014

Light-(1)From designing lunch boxes for consumers in India to working in Silicon Valley, Leslie Light is an engineer who has experienced the career many Mines students dream of. Officially the Teaching Associate Professor and Director of EPICS, Leslie Light is now using her engineering experiences to enhance the EPICS design course sequence here at Colorado School of Mines.

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Faculty Spotlight: Renee Falconer

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Written by Kathy Cheng

Posted on 22 October 2014

Faculty-Spotlight--2WEBLoved by a majority of her students, teaching professor Renee Falconer imparts on her students more than just the chemistry that is taught in her classes. She welcomes all of her students with open arms and an open office, and makes the courses she teach about them and their learning experience rather than her. With a BS and a PhD in chemistry, she teaches Chemistry I and Chemistry II and makes CSM 101 an enjoyable and fun class.

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Scott Strong—Teaching Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies for AMS (Applied Math and Statistics)

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Written by Katrina San Nicolas

Posted on 06 October 2014

Scott Strong is not your typical college mathematics professor. He bounds into class with more energy than all 30 students combined, uses the room as a coordinate system to model quadric surfaces, and always manages to evoke many more questions than calculus can possibly answer. Professor Strong is the epitome of an engaging lecturer, challenging each and every student who steps into his room to consider the real world application of a subject often considered too abstract.

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Faculty Spotlight: Mark Seger, PhD. in Chemistry

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Written by Kathy Cheng

Posted on 24 September 2014

Seger-9-17-14"Would you rather wear a hard hat or a lab coat?" Professor Mark Seger is generally known around campus as the pyromaniac who teaches in Coolbaugh Hall. He makes the day of his students, putting on engaging demos that are not only educational but also entertaining. But what has made Mark Seger who he is today?

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Faculty Spotlight: Rod Switzer

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Written by Magnus Chun

Posted on 07 September 2014

Faculty-spotlight-picture"Even though we are in Colorado, we still haven't legalized dividing by 0." Professor Rod Switzer brings humor into his lectures from every possible angle (no pun intended). This is one of the reasons why most students have enjoyed taking his classes. He is able to make students laugh and smile during his job as lecturer at Colorado School of Mines.

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