The School of Engineering celebrated the promotion of three faculty members to professor and one to associate professor at the final faculty meeting of the 2010-2011 academic year. G. Kane Jennings was promoted to professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, Clare McCabe was promoted to professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and Nilanjan Sarkar was promoted to professor of mechanical engineering. Sharon M. Weiss was promoted to associate professor of electrical engineering with tenure.
Dean Kenneth Galloway also presented awards to graduate students, staff and faculty. The Excellence in Teaching Award was presented to Professor of Mechanical Engineering Nilanjan Sarkar. The 2011 Edward J. White Engineering Faculty Award for Excellence in Service was presented to Paul King, professor of biomedical engineering, emeritus. Linda Hurst, media technical supervisor, received the 2011 Judith A. Pachtman Staff Service Award. Galloway recognized mechanical engineering graduate student
D. Caleb Rucker as author of the best student research paper of 2010, published in IEEE Transactions on Robots.