Engineering students, faculty and staff honored at annual awards ceremony

Story Posted: 10/5/2011

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Engineering AwardsThe College of Engineering at Oregon State University honored 12 outstanding individuals at the annual awards breakfast held on Monday, September 19, 2011 at the Memorial Union.

This year’s award recipients are:

Benjamin Weiss, a 2011 graduate of the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, received the Burgess/Tektronix Award. The award was established to recognize an outstanding senior in the college, as judged by a variety of activities beyond academic performance.

Allyson Kitto in the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics received the Graduate Teaching Assistant Award for efforts beyond the level normally expected of a GTA.

Ellen Lauchnor in the School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering received the Graduate Research Assistant Award for contributions beyond the level normally expected of a GRA.

Julie Barlow in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering received the Classified Employee Award for exceptional performance and service.

The Professional Faculty Award recognizes outstanding performance by a faculty member whose contribution and service is not defined within the traditional categories of teaching, research, or extension. This year, the college honored two individuals: Chris Thompson in the Department of Nuclear Engineering Radiation and Health Physics and Ferne Simendinger in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Alan Fern in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was recognized with the Research Collaboration Award for sustained, unusually significant and meritorious achievement in collaborative research and scholarship.

Chris Higgins in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering was honored with the Research Award for sustained, unusually significant and meritorious achievement in research and scholarship.

Bob Paasch in the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering was recognized with the Austin Paul Award. The award 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.

Joseph Fradella in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering received the Loyd Carter Award for outstanding and inspirational teaching as voted by members of the junior and senior class in the college.

Sourabh Apte in the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering received the Engelbrecht Young Faculty Award which recognizes an outstanding young faculty in the college.

The Alumni Professor Award, sponsored entirely through alumni contributions, carries the same level of distinction as an endowed chair and recognizes excellence in teaching and service to students. This year’s Alumni Professor Award was presented to Un-Ku Moon in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.