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Augsburg annually recognizes teaching faculty that have made exemplary contributions to creating an engaging academic learning environment through awards for teaching, scholarship, and service. Congratulations to the 2021 Awardees!
Distinguished Contribution in Scholarship : Michael Wentzel; Chemistry
“Michael’s many research projects focus on “green chemistry”: how to make useful chemicals in ways that protect the environment, are affordable and are accessible. In 2019 he won the American Chemical Society Environmental Improvement Award for developing “Sustainable Chemistry at Augsburg University inspired by the Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion.” Students actively seek to join his research because they resonate with the green chemistry goals. Michael provides a crucial research experience for students, and students have an opportunity to make a difference with their work.”