Morningside College faculty member receives national award
Aaron Bunker, assistant professor of biology at Morningside College, recently received an award from the American Physiological Society for an inquiry-based laboratory activity he developed for his general physiology class.
Bunker received the 2014 ADInstruments Macknight Early Career Progressive Educator Award. This award honors an applicant who demonstrates the greatest potential for combining innovative teaching techniques and effectively using technology resources in engaging students in physiology education.
Along with the award, Bunker will receive a travel grant to attend the 2014 Experimental Biology Conference in San Diego, Calif., where he will be honored for his work. He will also receive an institutional grant in the form of ADInstruments physiological laboratory equipment to use in his physiology classes. Bunker is the fourth person to receive this award in its history.
Bunker joined the faculty at Morningside College in the fall of 2010. He has a doctorate in biomedical sciences with a minor in college teaching from the University of Missouri-Columbia.