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2010 faculty and staff awards


At a May 4, 2010, event, the College of Engineering recognized an outstanding lineup of faculty and staff whose service and contributions extend from the college to the world. 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.

David Noyce
The Ragnar E. Onstad Service to Society Award
David A. Noyce
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Each year, 42,000 people across the United States die as a result of traffic accidents, which are the leading external cause of deaths in the country. Civil and Environmental Engineering Associate Professor David Noyce would prefer that number of deaths to be zero. BIO »

Thatcher Root

The Benjamin Smith Reynolds Award for Excellence in Teaching
Thatcher Root

Chemical and Biological Engineering

The formula for making an impact on undergraduate students is a mix of meaningful instruction, curricular innovation and compassionate advising.  BIO »

Marc A Anderson.

The Byron Bird Award for Excellence in a Research Publication
Marc A. Anderson

Civil and Environmental Engineering

A pioneer in nanoscience, Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering Marc Andersonis renowned for his creativity and groundbreaking research in controlled colloid synthesis. BIO »

Jay M Samuel.
James G. Woodburn Award for Excellence in Teaching
Jay M. Samuel

Materials Science and Engineering

Take care of people.” Those four words are taped to the dresser of a former mechanical engineering student, and he credits the mantra to an instructor who has been imparting life and engineering wisdom to students for more than 30 years. BIO »

James Rawlings.
Harvey Spangler Award for Technology-Enhanced Instruction
James Rawlings

Chemical and Biological Engineering

A longtime proponent of technology—enhanced learning, Chemical and Biological Engineering Paul A. Elfers Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering James Rawlings draws on a suite of new and existing technological tools to engage students in such subjects as chemical process modeling and computational modeling of reactive systems. BIO »

Laura R Grossenbacher
The Bollinger Academic Staff Distinguished Achievement Award
Laura R. Grossenbacher

Technical Communication Program

As director of the Technical Communication Program since 2003, Laura Grossenbacher has become a vital teacher, collaborator, mentor and administrator. BIO »  

Photo of Paula King.
Classified Staff Distinguished Achievement Award
Paula King

Materials Science and Engineering

At heart, Paula King is a problem solver. As a financial specialist for the Materials Science and Engineering since 2001, King provides purchasing, payroll and financial support. She thrives on identifying the crux of department challenges and finding creative solutions to address those challenges. BIO »