EES Remembers Dr. Edwin Loh
EES is sad to announce the passing of Dr. Edwin Loh, Professor of physics and astronomy, and spouse of EES' Dr. Joyce Parker.
As Dr. Kazuya Fujita remembered, "Ed Loh helped to develop, revise and update the Earth Science teaching major and minor in the period after semester conversion. His course, AST 207, represented the Space Science component of the teaching program. As Earth Science was an interdepartmental program, Ed served on the Earth Science committee in our department."
Ed was born in Suzhou, China in 1948 before immigrating to the United States at less than one year old. He grew up in Blacksburg, VA with his sister and three brothers where he acquired a life-long love for the pursuit of knowledge, for sharing that knowledge, and for family. He attended Caltech, then Princeton where he met his wife Joyce at a cooking club. Together Joyce and Ed have three sons. As an educator at Michigan State for 31 years, Ed taught thousands of students to which he emphasized empowering their ability to think critically and independently more so than committing textbook content to memory. In doing so, he influenced a generation of scientists, teachers, and professionals. He will be deeply missed.