NCET is very pleased to announce that Dr. Marie Murgolo-Poore and Dr. Alan Fuchs have been selected as the 2012 NCET Faculty Advisors of the Year. This award recognizes those Nevada college and university educators who have made significant contributions to the Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup Business Plan Competition.
Marie Murgolo-Poore came to TMCC from Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia. She has a Ph.D. and master’s degree in commerce with emphases in marketing, and a bachelor of arts degree in communications. She has taught at universities in the USA, Australia, West Indies, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore. She had an active and productive research and publication career. Prior to working at Curtin University of Technology, she spent 18 years in corporate marketing communications management and consultancy roles in both the United States and Australia.
Dr. Alan Fuchs is Chair of Chemical and Materials Engineering and Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and has been at UNR for 14 years. He teaches classes in chemical and materials engineering design, chemical separations processes and polymer science and engineering. Fuchs does research related to new materials for renewable energy, biomaterials and intelligent materials. Previously, Fuchs worked at Rohm and Haas Chemical Corporation in the area of membrane filtration technology for 12 years. He worked in research, product and process development and manufacturing. Fuchs is very interested in engineering entrepreneurship, working with small companies and helping them to identify new products and processes. He enjoys working with students on Governor’s Cup projects and has done so since the competition started.