University of Wisconsin Madison College of Engineering

Engineers' Day

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     1948-2011

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A TRADITION OF HONORING
 ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE

On June 4, 1948, the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering awarded its first four Distinguished Service Awards to engineering alumni, based on their contributions to the engineering profession, the college, and society as a whole. Since then, close to 500 engineers have been recognized.

In 1949, the college dubbed the event “Engineers’ Day” and held it in March to coincide with St. Patrick’s Day. (Back then, engineering and law students were engaged in a fierce dispute about St. Patrick’s true vocation; each group claimed him as one of their own.)

This first official Engineers’ Day featured a collegewide open house and special exhibits in all departments.

At that time, a display in the lobby of the Mechanical Engineering Building showcased plans for what ultimately became Engineering Hall. To add to the celebration, the college also hosted a dance in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union the following Saturday, creating “Engineers’ Week.”

Although more than a half-century has passed since those early E-Day events, the excitement still remains. Today, the annual tribute to engineers is held in October, when the entire UW-Madison campus is awash in Homecoming festivities and overflowing with red-and-white- clad alumni rekindling old friendships, revisiting old haunts, and celebrating their alma mater.

At next year's Engineers’ Day, you’ll meet award recipients as the college celebrates Engineers’ Day in much the same way as it did more than long ago — by honoring engineers who have continued the tradition of engineering excellence.

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Join us October 24, 2014
to celebrate the 67th annual Engineers' Day

 

Join us on homecoming weekend, when Wisconsin plays the Maryland Terrapins, for a unique opportunity to reacquaint yourself with the college. For more information, contact Peggy Conklin at 608/265-4048, pconklin@engr.wisc.edu.

 

 

2013 DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS RECIPIENTS

 

Brian L. Haas

Haas

Paul R. LaPointe

LaPointe

Susan B. Ortenstone

Ortenstone

Michael G. Pecht

Pecht

  Jeffrey C. Sprecher

Sprecher

  Kristine A. Theiler

Theiler

  Roy A. Thiele-Sardiña

Thiele-Sardiña

Brian L. Haas
Senior Vice President
Global Customer Operations
KLA-Tencor
Milpitas, California

 

Paul R. LaPointe
Principal and Senior Practice Leader
Golder Associates Inc.
Redmond, Washington

 

Susan B. Ortenstone
Chief Administrative Officer (retired)
El Paso Corporation/Copano Energy LLC
Houston, Texas

 

Michael G. Pecht
George E. Dieter Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Director, Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland

 

Jeffrey C. Sprecher
Chairman and CEO
IntercontinentalExchange Inc.
Atlanta, Georgia

 

Kristine A. Theiler
Vice President, Planning & Operations Support
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts
Anaheim, California

 

Roy A. Thiele-Sardiña
Managing Partner
HighBAR Partners
Menlo Park, California

 

 

2013 EARLY CAREER AWARD RECIPIENT

  Kristin Myers Peng

Peng

Kristin Myers Peng
Chief of Staff
Office of the Chairman and CEO
Aetna
Hartford, Connecticut

 

 

2013 FACULTY AND STAFF HONORS

Lori Burrow

Burrow

Janet Fredrick

Fredrick

Sindo Kou

Kou

Pam Kreeger

Kreeger

Mike Morrow

Morrow

Regina Murphy

Murphy

Brian Pfleger

Pfleger

Classified Staff
Distinguished Achievement Award

Lori Burrow

Academic Department Manager, Electrical and Computer Engineering

 

Bollinger Academic Staff
Distinguished Achievement Award

Janet Fredrick
Senior Administrative Program Specialist, Chemical and Biological Engineering

 

Byron Bird Award
for Excellence in a Research Publication

Sindo Kou

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

 

James G. Woodburn Award
for Excellence in Teaching

Pam Kreeger

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

 

Harvey Spangler Award
for Technology Enhanced Instruction

Mike Morrow
Faculty Associate, Electrical and Computer Engineering

 

Harvey Spangler Award
for Technology Enhanced Instruction

Regina Murphy
Smith-Bascom
Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering

 

Benjamin Smith Reynolds Award
for Excellence in Teaching

Brian Pfleger

Associate Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering