WMU News

VandenBrink lauded by students

May 26, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Dr. Dennis J. VandenBrink, associate professor of mechanical and aeronautical engineering at Western Michigan University, is the 2004-05 recipient of the Theta Tau Outstanding Faculty Award.

The award is given annually by the graduating seniors of the Pi Beta Chapter at WMU to a faculty member who "presents engineering concepts clearly, provides extraordinary assistance, motivates students to excel and teaches with enthusiasm."

VandenBrink, a faculty member since 1984, is an expert in the areas of finite element analysis, stress analysis and system dynamics. He has served as a mentor to students working with undergraduate research awards and as an advisor to student organizations.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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