Five assistant professors at Michigan Tech University have received over $400,000 each for being awarded the National Science Foundation Career Awards.
The names were announced at Tech's regular board of control meeting. This is the highest number of recipients Michigan Tech has ever had in a single year.
Over the course of the last two decades, over 40 faculty members at tech have received the award. The money will go to helping the professors achieve their research goals over the course of the next five years.
Michigan Tech officials say the whole university benefits from awards such as this.
"The money will allow them to accomplish what they're trying to accomplish with their research and teaching programs," says David Reed, VP of Research at Michigan Tech. "It'll help support students to be involved, it'll help buy materials, it'll help do all kinds of things in these different projects to really move them forward."
The winners include Zhuo Feng, Shiyan Hu, both from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mo Rastgaar, Tolou Shokuhfar, both from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Chaoli Wang from the Department of Computer Sciences.