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Academic achievements, Service Award and Independence Day Decorations highlights at Dean's Coffee

Postdoctoral Researcher Mateusz Janiszewski and Staff Scientist Lauri Uotinen received the 2019 Award for Achievements in Teaching.
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Dean Gary Marquis presented the 2019 Award for Achievements in Teaching to Postdoctoral Researcher Mateusz Janiszewski (left) and Staff Scientist Lauri Uotinen.

The grounds for selection stated that Lauri Uotinen and Mateusz Janiszewski have used new technology in developing a virtual learning environment (VR). In co-operation with teachers from different fields they have produced a virtual underground tunnel.

The virtual environment allows students to practice and complete learning assignments at their own pace and as many times as is required before entering the physical tunnel environment, with instructions available to students throughout the process.

Alongside their development work, Uotinen and Janiszewski have also conducted educational research, studying the usefulness of the newly developed environment from a students’ point of view. Students have appreciated the new learning environment and found it useful and a good support for completing the actual learning assignment. The new environment also promotes students’ well-being by increasing flexibility and support in the learning process.

Study results show that students’ learning outcomes have improved as well. The environment has been developed further with help from student feedback.

Insinööritieteiden korkeakoulun palkinnot 2019
Alltogether eleven people were awarded and three members of the staff received Independence Day Decorations 2019 at the Dean’s coffee.

Doctoral Dissertation Awards

Dean Gary Marquis presented the 2019 Doctoral Dissertation Awards to 

Kamyar Hasanzadeh, D.Sc.
Spatial units of analysis: are there better ways? - An empirical framework for use of individualized activity space models in environmental health promotion research
https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/37843
Department of Built Environment
Supervising professor Marketta Kyttä

Heikki Kahila, D.Sc.
Numerical modeling of spray-assisted dual-fuel ignition
https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/38176
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Supervising professor Ville Vuorinen

Mahdi Ghaderi Masouleh, D.Sc.
Numerical modeling of ignition and flame propagation in gas engines
https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/40967
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Supervising professor Ville Vuorinen

Saara Matala, D.Sc.
The Finlandisation of Shipbuilding - Industrialisation, the State, and the Disintegration of a Cold War Shipbuilding System
https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/36069
Konetekniikan laitos
Vastuuprofessori Petri Kuosmanen

Heidi Salo, D.Sc.
Assessing the effects of subsurface drainage on hydrology and nitrogen transport in Nordic fields
https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/40518
Department of Built Environment
Ville Vuorinen Harri Koivusalo

The Doctoral Dissertation Awards were accompanied by a stipend of 3 000 euros..

Publication Awards

The 2019 Publication Awards were given to Viacheslav Balobanov (D.Sc.), Postdoctoral Researcher Aarne Hovi and Doctoral Candidate Gonçalo Sorger. Each Publication Award was accompanied by a stipend of 2 000 euros.

Dean's Service Award

The 2019 Dean's Service Award was presented to Planning officer (Study Affairs) Päivi Kauppinen, for the first time.  

Independence Day Decorations 2019

On Indpendence Day 2019, University Lecturer Markku Kuuva from the Department of Mechanical Engineering was awarded with the honorary medal of Knight of the Order of the White Rose of Finland. Dean Gary Marquis presented the honorary medal to Kuuva.

Special Laboratory Technician Jouni Pekkarinen was awarded with the honorary medal of First Class Medal of the Order of the White Rose of Finland with golden cross. Pekkarinen was absent, and he receives the honorary medal on the next Dean's coffee 2020.

Professor Gary Marquis, Dean of the School of Engineering, was awarded with the honorary medal Knight, First Class, of the Order of the White Rose of Finland. Provost Kristiina Mäkelä presented the honorary medal to Gary Marquis.

After the award ceremony Dean Gary Marquis presented the annual review 2019 of the School of Engineering. New faces and sustainable development – School of Engineering Annual Review 2019

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