Assistant Professor of Chemistry Joe Nguyen, Ph.D. will receive the Distinguished Iowa Science Teaching Award during an Iowa Academy of Science banquet in Fort Dodge on April 11, 2014.
Professor Nguyen was nominated by Mount Mercy colleagues in recognition of his exemplary work and innovative teaching style.
Nguyen, a distinguished researcher, joined Mount Mercy’s faculty in 2010 and has received numerous honors during his academic career including the Ray Q. Brewster Teaching Award.
Professor Nguyen has participated in FUTURE in Biomedicine, a program designed to build upon the talents of undergraduates planning to become tomorrow’s doctors or biomedical scientists.
He is also the organizer of the university’s CheMMUsical, a fusion of story and song that brings science to life for local elementary children.