Pollock to speak at advocacy event

By Staff

U.S. Professor of the Year Steven Pollack

CU-Boulder physics professor Steven Pollock, named a 2013 U.S. Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, is the featured speaker at a CU Advocates program next month.

The free event, sponsored by the CU Advocates program in the Office of the President, is set for June 17 at the CU system offices at 1800 Grant St., Denver. Pollock will speak during an educational program from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., followed by a reception from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Registration is required to attend; click here.

The U.S. Professor of the Year awards recognize the most outstanding undergraduate instructors in the country. Each year, a professor is chosen from four institutional categories. Pollock is the second CU-Boulder faculty member to win a national Professor of the Year award. Nobel laureate Carl Wieman, also a physics professor, was honored with the designation in 2004.

Pollock, who is being honored in the category of doctoral and research universities, was chosen from a field of more than 350 distinguished nominees from across the country.

“I care a lot about every student in my class, from introductory non-majors to advanced students,” Pollock has said. “Some of them start out dreading physics, and it’s a real pleasure watching them turn on to the topic. It’s wonderful to help people see that physics is about their life, that physics is relevant to their future, that it’s interesting, a powerful way of examining the world around them, and that they can do it.”

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