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ASEE Today - 1999 National Award Winners

Benjamin Garver Lamme Award

The Benjamin Garver Lamme Award goes to David A. Hodges, the Daniel M. Tellep Distinguished Professor of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department at the University of California-Berkeley, for inspiring teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, innovative solid-state circuit research, and for his brilliant educational leadership. He is an example of an individual whose outstanding achievements span both engineering and engineering education.

Established in 1928, the Benjamin Garver Lamme Award recognizes excellence in teaching, contributions to research and technical literature, and achievements that advance the profession of engineering college administration. The award consists of a gold-filled medal and a framed certificate.

Donald E. Marlowe Award

The Donald E. Marlowe Award goes to James E. Stice, the Bob R. Dorsey Professor of Engineering (Emeritus) at the University of Texas at Austin, for his work toward improving the quality and importance of undergraduate teaching for more than 30 years. He has served as founder and director of college- and university-wide offices intended to improve faculty members' teaching abilities. He pioneered faculty orientation and teaching programs that have been widely imitated around the country and the world. A master teacher himself, he is considered among some engineering educators as the best known "teachers' teacher" in the country.

The Donald E. Marlowe Award for distinguished engineering education administration goes to an administrator who has made significant ongoing contributions to engineering or engineering technology education. The recipient serves as an unusually effective national leader and commands creative, dedicated administrative skills that show an understanding of and responsiveness to societal and technological change. Established in 1981, the award consists of a commemorative plaque and reimbursement of travel expenses to the ASEE Annual Conference for the recipient and spouse.

Frederick J. Berger Award

The Frederick J. Berger Award goes to George Sehi, Dean of the Engineering and Industrial Technologies Division at Sinclair Community College, for his commitment to excellence in teaching; practical, goal-oriented education standards; and innovative administration dedicated to improving service to students and the community.

The Frederick J. Berger Award, established in 1990 by Frederick J. Berger, recognizes and encourages excellence in engineering technology education. It is presented to both an individual and a school or department for demonstrating outstanding leadership in curriculum, techniques, or administration in engineering technology education. The individual receives a $500 honorarium and a bronze medallion; the institution receives a $500 honorarium and an inscribed plaque.

Chester F. Carlson Award for Innovation in Engineering Education

The Chester F. Carlson Award goes to C. Stewart Slater, Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering at Rowan University, for introducing unique laboratory experiments and course materials on membrane technology. Of particular note is his development of hands-on experiments in reverse osmosis that bring this advanced concept into lower-level engineering courses and to the pre-college level.

The Chester F. Carlson Award for Innovation in Engineering Education is presented to an outstanding educator who, by motivation and an ability to extend beyond traditional teaching methods, has made significant contributions to engineering education. The award is sponsored by the Xerox Corporation and consists of a $1,000 honorarium and a plaque.

Clement J. Freund Award

The Clement J. Freund Award goes to Mary Jo Fairbanks, Director of the Cooperative Education Program at the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University since 1982, for her numerous, significant contributions to engineering cooperative education and for her commitment, dedication, service, and contributions to ASEE and its Cooperative Education Division.

The Clement J. Freund Award recognizes an individual in business, industry, government, or education who has made a significant positive impact on cooperative education programs in engineering and engineering technology. The award was established in 1979 by ASEE's Cooperative Education Division to commemorate its 50th anniversary and is funded through an endowment provided by Caterpillar Tractor Company, Danly Machine Corporation, Diamond Shamrock Corporation, Dow Chemical U.S.A., John Deere, Sundstrand Corporation, and Union Carbide Corporation. The award consists of a $2,000 honorarium, travel expenses for the awardee to attend the ASEE Annual Conference to receive the award, a plaque, and a certificate of achievement.

General Electric Senior Research Award

The General Electric Senior Research Award goes to Arthur W. Westerberg, University Swearingen Professor of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, for his groundbreaking research and lifelong contributions in process systems engineering and multidisciplinary design research. His process systems research includes accomplishments in process modeling and analysis for equation-based simulation and optimization, including the development of the ASCEND system; in process synthesis for energy integration and synthesis of azeotropic systems, including the development of the program SPLIT; and in information modeling through the development of the n-dim system. Moreover, his leadership as director of the NSF Engineering Design Research Center has contributed to the advancement of multidisciplinary engineering design.

The General Electric Senior Research Award was established in 1979 by the ASEE Engineering Research Council and is funded by the General Electric Company. It honors an administrator or a faculty member who has contributed significantly to engineering research, whether by expanding the frontiers of knowledge, by perfecting and applying the latest scientific advances to engineering problems, or by providing administrative leadership. The award consists of a gold medal, a framed certificate, and reimbursement of the recipient's travel expenses to the ASEE Annual Conference.

Fred Merryfield Design Award

The Fred Merryfield Design Award goes to Charles M. Lovas, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Southern Methodist University, for his leadership and enthusiasm in engineering design education. Professor Lovas has written extensively on engineering design education, and produced design guides for undergraduate engineering classes and for engineers in industry. He has served as a consultant to industry, and has been active in helping others develop design curricula as a leader of seminars and workshops on design for university faculty.

The Fred Merryfield Design Award honors an engineering educator who has exhibited excellence in teaching engineering design and has made significant related contributions. Established in 1981, the award is sponsored by CH2M Hill. The award consists of a $2,500 honorarium, a $500 stipend for travel to the ASEE Annual Conference, and a plaque. In addition, the awardee's institutional department receives a $500 honorarium.

George Westinghouse Award

The George Westinghouse Award goes to Pradeep K. Khosla, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the Institute for Complex Engineered Systems at Carnegie Mellon University, for his outstanding contributions to engineering education as demonstrated by his innovative course creation, his effective teaching of engineering fundamentals, his vision in curriculum restructuring, and his freshman-level textbooks, Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering: Taught in Context, and Experimental Context for Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering.

The George Westinghouse Award is given to a young engineering educator of outstanding ability to recognize and encourage his or her contributions to improving engineering teaching. The award was established by the Westinghouse Foundation in 1946 and consists of a $5,000 honorarium, a $500 grant for the recipient's travel expenses to the ASEE Annual Conference, a framed certificate, and a $500 honorarium to the awardee's school or department.

William Elgin Wickenden Award

The William Elgin Wickenden Award goes to Edwin Kashy, University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University, in recognition of his paper, "Using Networked Tools to Promote Student Success in Large Classes," which was published in the October 1998 issue of the Journal of Engineering Education . The paper is based on a two-year project that was conducted to study and assess the use of technology to enhance student learning and performance. The study was supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Other contributors to "Using Networked Tools to Promote Student Success in Large Classes" are: Michael Thoennessen, Department of Physics and Astronomy and National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University; Yihjia Tsai, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Tamkang University, Tamshui, Taipei, Taiwan; Nancy E. Davis, College of Natural Science, Michigan State University; and Sherryl L. Wolfe, College of Natural Science, Michigan State University.

The William Elgin Wickenden Award, sponsored by the Journal of Engineering Education Editorial Review Board, recognizes the author of the best paper published in ASEE's Journal of Engineering Education (JEE), the scholarly archival journal for the Society. JEE's Editorial Review Board selects the best paper published during the previous January-to-October publication cycle. The awardee receives a commemorative plaque


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