CEC Dean Richard Wlezien with staff honorees, from left: Dawn Davis, Roger Younger, Shelly Morgan, Kimber Crull and David Borrok, associate dean for research for the college.
The College of Engineering and Computing presented its fall 2021 awards during a ceremony at the Havener Center on Nov. 5. In addition, Dr. Richard Wlezien, CEC dean, recognized new faculty and staff members in the college’s departments. Dr. David Borrok, the CEC’s interim associate dean for research, recognized faculty researchers who have received patents in the past year.
Dean’s Educator awards highlight teaching excellence. These are the winners:
Dr. Kurt Kosbar, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering
Dr. Christi Luks, associate chair and teaching professor of chemical and biochemical engineering
Dr. Nishant Kumar, associate teaching professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering
Dr. Jeffrey Smith, professor of materials science and engineering.
Dean’s Scholar awards recognize scholarly excellence. These are the winners:
Dr. Rui Bo, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering
Dr. Xiangyang Dong, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering
Dr. Monday Okoronkwo, assistant professor of chemical and biochemical engineering
Dr. Chenglin Wu, assistant professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering.
Staff awards recognize exceptional performance among departmental staff. These are the winners:
Student Service: Jody Seely, undergraduate student assistant in civil, architectural and environmental engineering
Rookie of the Year: Shelly Morgan, office support assistant in mechanical and aerospace engineering
Team Impact Award: Joann Stiritz, senior communications coordinator in civil, architectural and environmental engineering
Extra Mile Award: Kimber Crull, senior communications coordinator in mechanical and aerospace engineering
Peer-To-Peer Award: Dawn Davis, office support assistant in nuclear engineering and radiation science
Loyalty Award: Roger Younger, supervisor IT in electrical and computer engineering.