College to honor faculty, staff at April 9 PSEAS Awards

The College of Engineering will honor its faculty and staff at the 2010 Penn State Engineering Alumni Society Awards at 1:30 p.m. on April 9 in Kunkle Lounge.

The awards recognize efforts in teaching, research, advising, staff, service and work with students.

Six faculty members will receive the Outstanding Teaching Award: Robert Collins, professor of computer science and engineering; Kenneth Dudeck, associate professor of engineering at Penn State Hazleton; Aman Haque, associate professor of mechanical engineering; James Hendrickson, lecturer in engineering at Penn State Beaver; Jacob Langelaan, assistant professor of aerospace engineering; and Darrell Velegol, professor of chemical engineering.

The Outstanding Research Award will go to four faculty members: Charles Bakis, distinguished professor of engineering science and mechanics; Kenneth Brentner, professor of aerospace engineering; Aylin Yener, associate professor of electrical engineering; and Richard Yetter, professor of mechanical engineering.

The Outstanding Advising Award will go to Paul Heinemann, professor of agricultural engineering, and Christine Masters, assistant professor of engineering science and mechanics.

Four people will receive the Outstanding Staff Award this year: Amy Custer, staff assistant in aerospace engineering; Ardell Hosterman, research technician in engineering science and mechanics; Erin Ammerman, administrative assistant in mechanical and nuclear engineering; and John Raiser, administrative assistant in mechanical and nuclear engineering.

The Premier Teaching Award will go to Wes Grebski, associate professor of engineering at Penn State Hazleton.

Three faculty members will receive the Premier Research Award: Patrick Lenahan, distinguished professor of engineering science and mechanics; Christopher Rahn, professor of mechanical engineering; and Stuart Yin, professor of electrical engineering.

The Distinguished Service Award will go to M. Jeya Chandra, professor of industrial engineering, and Gerald Robertson, a 1969 mechanical engineering alumnus.

Khanjan Mehta, senior research associate with the College's Electronic and Computer Services office, will receive the Lawrence J. Perez Memorial Student Advocate Award.

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Last Updated April 06, 2010