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Joi Mondisa receives 2018 Dr. Willie Hobbs Moore Aspire, Advance, Achieve Mentoring Award

Dr. Mondisa is a passionate mentor who actively engages in helping undergraduate and graduate students achieve their academic and personal goals.| Short Read
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The Aspire, Advance, Achieve Mentoring Award is curated by the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) and the Center for Engineering Diversity and Outreach organizations in honor of Willie Hobbs Moore, the first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in physics from any American university and a trailblazer in both the national and local Michigan technical community.   The award is for an individual who has served as a formal or informal mentor to students.  Mondisa is a passionate mentor who actively engages in helping undergraduate and graduate students achieve their academic and personal goals. She encourages belonging in the U-M Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE) community as an informal advisor and mentor for a student-faculty partnership program between U-M IOE and the National Society of Black Engineers student chapter at Michigan.  As a U-M IOE assistant professor and an Engineering Education faculty, Mondisa specializes in understanding and deciphering mentoring practices, approaches, and programs in STEM education.  Mondisa uses her research findings to positively impact engineering undergraduate and graduate students and to create empirical evidence-based mentoring practices and curriculum.

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The electrons absorb laser light and set up “momentum combs” (the hills) spanning the energy valleys within the material (the red line). When the electrons have an energy allowed by the quantum mechanical structure of the material—and also touch the edge of the valley—they emit light. This is why some teeth of the combs are bright and some are dark. By measuring the emitted light and precisely locating its source, the research mapped out the energy valleys in a 2D crystal of tungsten diselenide. Credit: Markus Borsch, Quantum Science Theory Lab, University of Michigan.

Mapping quantum structures with light to unlock their capabilities

Rather than installing new “2D” semiconductors in devices to see what they can do, this new method puts them through their paces with lasers and light detectors. | Medium Read