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2008 faculty and staff awards


College of Engineering faculty and staff awards for 2008 were presented at the fifth annual Spring Appreciation Celebration held May 6. Recipients of the College of Engineering annual awards each receive privately funded stipends and permanent recognition on a plaque in Engineering Hall. Each winner is chosen by a committee of his or her peers.

Photo of Giri Venkataramanan.

The Benjamin Smith Reynolds Award for Excellence in Teaching
Giri Venkataramanan

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Giri Venkataramanan believes that learning involves doing. A hallmark of his classes is the balance of instructional material with practical application. BIO

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The Byron Bird Award for Excellence in a Research Publication
Rolf D. Reitz

Mechanical Engineering

With pioneering contributions that span both experimental and computational studies, Rolf Reitz is a world leader in modeling liquid sprays. BIO

Photo of Gregory Nellis.

James G. Woodburn Award for Excellence in Teaching
Gregory F. Nellis

Mechanical Engineering

Since joining the College of Engineering in 2001, Greg Nellis has built a reputation as a respected cryogenics researcher. However, his true passion is teaching. BIO

Photo of James Blanchard.

Harvey Spangler Award for Technology-Enhanced Instruction
James P. Blanchard

Engineering Physics

An interactive teacher, James (Jake) Blanchard uses technology to engage students on campus and around the world. BIO

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The Bollinger Academic Staff Distinguished Achievement Award
Kelly R. Burton

Graduate Engineering Research Scholars

From before they enroll at UW-Madison to beyond their graduation, Kelly Burton strives to create a positive, personal experience for underrepresented minority graduate students in the College of Engineering. BIO

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Classified Staff Distinguished Achievement Award
Diane L. Lange

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Each day, for more than 30 years as a program associate with the Department of Engineering Professional Development, Diane Lange has focused on meeting people’s needs. BIO