Public Service Awards 2006

John Ting, UMass Lowell

For his scholarly achievements and for his exemplary role as a university leader. He has been the driving force behind UMass Lowell's successful effort to obtain more than $1 million in National Science Foundation funding to infuse Service Learning throughout the entire College of Engineering

Dean John Ting of the College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell was nominated for a President's Public Service Award in recognition of his outstanding record as a scholar and a University Leader. He played a key role in obtaining more than $1 million in National Science Foundation funding for the Service Learning Initiative within the College of Engineering. This College-wide initiative engages engineering students in purposeful civic engagement and service to the community while helping the students learn valuable technical and life skills.

A former Professor and Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UMass-Lowell, Dean Ting has published more than 40 refereed papers and reports and presented more than 25 seminar and conference papers. He has helped to obtain more than $2.5 million in external research funding and has taught more than 20 different undergraduate and graduate courses in Civil Engineering and computer programming - at Caltech, the University of Toronto and UMass Lowell.

Dean Ting has worked on recruitment and retention of students in the Engineering, Science and technical fields. He has actively promoted K-12 outreach activities and service-based multi-disciplinary projects and activities for the College of Engineering. In addition, Dean Ting has coached MathCounts middle school teams for several local school systems.

Public Service Awards 2006

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