College of Engineering honors 17 at Oct. 20 Engineers Day celebration
The College of Engineering will honor 17 faculty, staff, alumni and friends Oct. 20 during its 53rd Engineers' Day banquet at the Monona Terrace Convention and Visitors Center. The day-long celebration includes several seminars that highlight faculty research in universal access, applications of ultrasonic energy, fuel-cell technologies and autos of the future; as well as luncheons, lectures and tours. Visit the Engineers' Day website for a complete schedule of events.
Faculty and staff honorees include:
Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor John H. Booske
Since Booske joined the department in 1990, his dedication to instruction is continually exhibited through his experiments in improving student learning and his own teaching. He poses thought-provoking questions and makes electromagnetic engineering relevant by illustrating its applications. In his successful teaching approach, Booske actively engages students in interactive discussions and hands-on activities.
Meloche-Bascom Chemistry Professor Arthur B. Ellis
A leader in science education at UW-Madison and across the world, Ellis provides enthusiastic service to engineering students taking courses in the Department of Chemistry. He devises new and exciting ways to present chemistry and innovative teaching methods that include peer instruction and intensive writing. Since Ellis began teaching notoriously difficult advanced chemistry courses, completion rates have soared.
Biomedical Engineering Professor John G. Webster
Webster has brought many new and innovative ideas to the college during the past 32 years. He is best known for his ability to create and implement successful teaching techniques and cutting-edge advancements in education, and offers students the opportunity to work in small groups, emulating an industry setting.
Senior Lecturer Jay M. Samuel, Departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
Samuel is a perennial winner of Pi Tau Sigma's outstanding instructor award. In class, he masterfully explains complex topics; his students praise him for his concern not only for their professional development, but their personal success as well. "My success as a student and young practicing engineer was developed in part by having the opportunity to learn from and work with Dr. Samuel," says a recent graduate.
2000 Distinguished Service Award Recipients
John E. Anderson
Executive Vice President (retired)
SSI Technologies, Inc.
David A. Dornfeld
Will C. Hall Family Professor of Engineering and Professor of Manufacturing Engineering
University of California, Berkeley
John P. Holton
Chief Executive Officer
Thomas O. Hunter
Senior Vice President for Defense Programs
Sandia National Laboratories
Leon P. Janssen
General Manager, Academic Accounts
GE Medical Systems
Thomas P. Kunes
Kestrel Management Services, LLC
IBM Chair Emeritus in Engineering Management
University of Southern California
Consultant on Breakthrough Thinking
Donald R. Paul
Melvin H. Gertz Regents Chair in Chemical Engineering
Director, Texas Materials Institute
University of Texas at Austin
Lawrence H. Roth
Principal Engineer, Subsurface Consultants, Inc.
John E. Schremp Jr.
President, Firestone Polymers; President, Firestone Natural Rubber Co.
Corporate VP & Officer, Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc.
Karl E. Stahlkopf
President & CEO, EPRIsolutions
Vice President, Power Delivery, EPRI