Biology Associate Professor Mark Cline Receives Outstanding Teaching Award
Cline was honored by CSAT students for his exemplary teaching practices and mentorship
Each year, College of Science and Technology students recognize a faculty member for their outstanding efforts in teaching and mentoring by awarding the College of Science and Technology Outstanding Teaching Award. Faculty members are nominated for this award by their students and college student leaders select the winning nomination. The recipient this year is biology associate professor Mark Cline is known for his very direct and hands-on approach to teaching. His tests are legendary for their difficulty and thoroughness to make sure his students not just memorize but understand how a physiological system as a whole works. He is also known to spend countless hours in the laboratory mentoring students in undergraduate research regarding select neurotransmitters and their effect on appetite. This year, one of his students received the highest honor an undergraduate student can receive in the sciences. His student Brandon Newmyer received the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship under his tutelage.