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Dickinson to receive Eminent Faculty Award

J. Thomas Dickinson, Regents Professor, Department of Physics, has been named the winner of the annual Eminent Faculty Award, the highest honor the university bestows on a faculty member.

Nominees must have changed the thinking in their respective fields by making lasting contributions through teaching, research, creative scholarship and service. They must also make notable contributions to the vitality and strength of the WSU community. The award includes a $15,000 honorarium.

Dickinson, the Paul A. Anderson Professor of Physics, is recognized internationally for his contributions in both laser materials research and nanotribology. For more than 30 years, he has been continuously funded in applied surface science and has two major Department of Energy grants, one grant from the National Science Foundation and two teaching-related grants. 
He is a charter member of the WSU Teaching Academy.

Dickinson will be honored, along with other award-winning faculty and staff, during WSU’s World Class. Face to Face. Showcase celebration on Friday, March 23.

Information, reservations online
The annual World Class. Face to Face. Showcase event includes:
• Academic Showcase of WSU research, creative work and scholarship
• luncheon presentation of the Distinguished Faculty Address
• receptions for patent awardees and retirees
• Celebrating Excellence recognition banquet
For more information and to make reservations, go ONLINE @

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