The College of Engineering at Oregon State University honored seventeen outstanding faculty and staff members at the annual Celebrate Excellence event held on September 17 at the Memorial Union.

The 2019 award recipients are:

Martin Erwig, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science, 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.

Phil Harding, courtesy faculty, 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.

Brian Woods, a professor of nuclear science and engineering, received the Loyd Carter Award. This award recognizes effective teaching as voted by members of the junior and senior classes in the college.

Johanna Carson, a public information specialist, was recognized with the Classified Employee Award for her exceptional performance and service.

Mike Rosulek, an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science; was honored with the Engelbrecht Young Faculty Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding young faculty in the college.

Steven Reese, an associate professor of nuclear science and engineering, was recognized with the Engineering Innovator Award for his extraordinarily high-impact innovations with transformative results that help promote economic development and social progress.

Kendra Sharp, a professor of mechanical, industrial, and manufacturing engineering, received the Faculty Mentoring Award for her exemplary and impactful activities in the mentoring of College of Engineering faculty.

Milo Koretsky, a professor of chemical, biological, and environmental engineering, was granted the Faculty Engineering Excellence Award. This award serves to recognize his significant and meritorious achievement in teaching and scholarship.

Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez, an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science; and Bryony DuPont, an associate professor of mechanical, industrial, and manufacturing engineering, were awarded the Graduate Mentoring Award for their outstanding commitment and effectiveness as mentors of graduate students.

Michelle Bothwell, a professor of chemical, biological, and environmental engineering, was honored with the Inclusive Excellence Award for her commitment to fostering an environment of inclusion and community.

Michael Scott, a professor of civil and construction engineering, was recognized with the Online Teaching Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize significant and meritorious achievements in online teaching and student learning.

Jonathan Rich, office manager of electrical engineering and computer science, was awarded the Professional Faculty Award for Organizational Advancement for outstanding performance by faculty members whose contribution and service are not defined within the traditional categories of teaching and research.

Brian Paul, a professor of mechanical, industrial, and manufacturing engineering, received the Research Award for sustained, unusually significant, and meritorious achievement in research and scholarship.

David Blunck, a professor of mechanical, industrial, and manufacturing engineering; and Alan Wang, an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, were recognized with this year’s Research Collaboration Award for sustained, unusually significant, and meritorious achievement in collaborative research and scholarship.

John Parmigiani, an associate professor of mechanical, industrial, and manufacturing engineering, was honored with the Strategic Partnering Award. This award recognizes his outstanding efforts to build strategic partnerships.