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MPC Researcher Featured as "Inspiring Teacher"

Posted: Jul 14, 2021

Kalpana Katti was recently highlighted by North Dakota State University in a series of highlight articles profiling "Inspiring Teachers."

In the article Katti said, "If a student feels that you are genuinely concerned about them as human beings and engaged in their learning, they are likely to learn more. Without the sense of this concern, teaching is simply a mundane activity that does not bring the necessary outcome of learning and retention of knowledge. I believe anything worth learning is self-taught. It is for us as teachers to inspire that self-teaching for the students. A push for excellence is not effective without empathy."

Katti is a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at NDSU. She is currently the principal investigator of MPC project 548, "Development of Models for the Prediction of Shear Strength of Swelling Clays."

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