The College of Engineering at Oregon State University honored nine outstanding faculty and staff members at the annual Celebrate Excellence event held on September 19 at the Reser Stadium.

This year’s award recipients are:

Robert Paasch, a professor of mechanical engineering, was recognized with the Alumni Professor Award. This award is sponsored entirely through alumni contributions and carries the same level of distinction as an endowed chair.

Thomas Miller, an associate professor in civil and construction engineering, was presented with the Austin-Paul Engineering Faculty Award, which was established to recognize faculty who develop student relationships in which they lead, encourage, and stimulate students in the pursuit of creative and innovative engineering ideas.

Roger Traylor, a senior instructor in electrical and computer received the Loyd Carter Award. This award recognizes effective teaching as voted by members of the junior and senior classes in the college.

Jack Forkey, a senior graphic designer in the Marketing and Communications group, was recognized with the classified employee award for his exceptional performance and service.

Geoff Hollinger, an assistant professor of robotics, was honored with the Engelbrecht Young Faculty Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding young faculty in the college.

Lynn Paul, head advisor of MIME graduate programs, was awarded the Professional Faculty Award for Organizational Advancement for outstanding performance by a faculty member whose contribution and service are not defined within the traditional categories of teaching and research.

Lauren Farmen-Schnoor, AGC industry liason, was awarded the Professional Faculty Award for Student Advancement for outstanding performance by a faculty member whose contribution and service are not defined within the traditional categories of teaching and research.

Alan Fern, associate head of research and professor of computer science, was honored with the Research Award for sustained, unusually significant, and meritorious achievement in research and scholarship.

Wade Marcum, an associate professor of nuclear science and engineering, was recognized with this year’s Research Collaboration Award for sustained, unusually significant, and meritorious achievement in collaborative research and scholarship.