Annual awards to honor engineering faculty, staff on April 1

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The 2014 Penn State Engineering Alumni Society (PSEAS) Awards ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. April 1 in the Kunkle Lounge in Hammond Building.

The PSEAS Awards recognize outstanding efforts in teaching, research, advising and service.

Steven Schmitz, assistant professor of aerospace engineering, will receive the Outstanding Teaching Award.

The Premier Teaching Award will be given to Rachel Brennan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering.

Seong Kim, professor of chemical engineering and materials science and engineering, will be honored with the Outstanding Research Award.

Two faculty members will receive the Premier Research Award: Aylin Yener, professor of electrical engineering, and Richard Yetter, professor of mechanical engineering.

Two faculty members will receive the Outstanding Advising Award: Linda Hanagan, associate professor of architectural engineering, and Paul Lynch, instructor of industrial and manufacturing engineering.

The Outstanding Staff Award will go to Carrie Friday, budget assistant in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics; Bobbi Schaffer, administrative support coordinator in the dean's office; and Pamela Stauffer, manager of financial and administrative services in the Department of Electrical Engineering.

Two alumni will receive the Distinguished Service Award: John Bender, who earned his master's degree in engineering mechanics in 1976, and Ken Graziani, a 1970 chemical engineering alumnus.

The Lawrence J. Perez Memorial Student Advocate Award will be given to Ali Borhan, professor of chemical engineering.

Last Updated March 25, 2014