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2011 faculty and staff awards

 

At a May 3, 2011, 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.

 

Daniel J. Klingenberg

The Benjamin Smith Reynolds Award for Excellence in Teaching
Daniel J. Klingenberg

Chemical and Biological Engineering

When he sees an opportunity to improve engineering education, Chemical and Biological Engineering Professor Daniel Klingenberg seizes it. He has developed or co-developed
six new courses. BIO »

David E. Foster

The Byron Bird Award for Excellence in a Research Publication
David E. Foster

Mechanical Engineering

In the 1980s, Phil and Jean Myers Professor of Mechanical Engineeering David Foster applied for a grant from the National Science Foundation to explore a type of combustion. The grant reviewers turned down his proposal; what he was advocating seemed impossible. BIO »

Donald R. Schramm
The Ragnar E. Onstad Service to Society Award
Donald R. Schramm
Engineering Professional Development

Don Schramm has a superpower that he can share with the world. It is the ability to mitigate disaster. In 1982, Schramm cofounded the UW-Madison Disaster Management Center, which provides practical disaster management training to local and national governments and international organizations. BIO »

Irena Knezevic

The James G. Woodburn Award for Excellence in Teaching
Irena Knezevic

Electrical and Computer Engineering

It’s not always the case that a faculty member establlishing herself as a research powerhouse can also manage as much dedication to student learning. Professor Knezevic has proved she thoroughly enjoys both roles. BIO »

Hussain U. Bahia

The Harvey Spangler Award for Technology-enhanced Instruction
Hussain U. Bahia

Civil and Environmental Engineering

When Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Hussain Bahia considered how to use video instruction to redesign and improve a high-demand course, one of his objectives also was to retain student-instructor "face time." BIO »

Todd A. Ninman

The Bollinger Academic Staff Distinguished Achievement Award
Todd A. Ninman

Chemical and Biological Engineering

In his 33 years in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Todd Ninman devoted his professional career to ensuring the department is at the leading edge of computer-assisted engineering. BIO »

Renee M. Starks

The Classified Staff Distinguished Achievement Award
Renee M. Starks

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Having served the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for the past 18 years, Renee Starks has become the most senior and experienced payroll and benefits specialist in the college. BIO »