Joe Horn, professor of aerospace engineering, has been selected to receive the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 2017 de Florez Award for Flight Simulation. He was cited for pioneering contributions to rotorcraft flight simulation and education for aerospace training, research and development.
The Graduate School at Penn State is accepting nominations for 12 graduate student and three faculty recognition awards for the 2016-17 academic year. The awards acknowledge the significant contributions that graduate students and faculty members make to the teaching, research and outreach missions of the University.
In January 2016, Penn State associate professor of geography Erica Smithwick will have the opportunity to greatly expand the scope of the ecological research portfolio she has been building for several years in South Africa. The recipient of a prestigious Core Fulbright U.S. Scholarship, Smithwick will spend six months investigating how much carbon is stored in trees in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province, and how that could impact global warming. She will also teach a course on sustainability at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa.
JoAnne Pumariega, instructor in mathematics and Spanish at Penn State Berks, will be inducted into the 2015 Hall of Fame at Immaculata-LaSalle High School in Miami, FL. She will receive the Saint John Bosco Alumni Award during the Hall of Fame Induction Dinner on May 2, at Immaculata-LaSalle High School.
Penn State Shenango recently announced the recipients of its annual full- and part-time teaching awards. Claudia Brown, instructor in human development and family studies and coordinator of the Human Development and Family Studies Program, received the 2014 Leonard R. Riforgiato Memorial Teaching Award, and Joan Humphrey, part-time instructor in kinesiology and nutrition, was awarded the 2014 Margaret Cunningham Foley Memorial Teaching Award.
Each year, Penn State honors several members of its faculty and staff for the highest levels of academic excellence, outstanding leadership and meritorious service. The 2014 Faculty/Staff Award recipients -- 33 outstanding University employees and one program -- reach across campuses, colleges and administrative units and exemplify best practices and achievements among Penn Staters reflecting the University's mission of teaching, research and service.
This year, Karen Kackley-Dutt, instructor of biology at Penn State Lehigh Valley, received the 2014 George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Penn State Brandywine associate professor of communication arts and sciences Susan Fredricks has been honored for her global research, which could improve people’s understanding of how individuals make ethical decisions.
Alessandro Bonanno, assistant professor of agricultural economics in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, has received the 2009 Roy C. Buck Faculty Award in the Agricultural Sciences for his article, "Competition Effects of Supermarket Services." The award recognizes an untenured faculty member in the college for the best article in the social or human sciences to be published in a refereed scholarly journal in the past two years.
The College of Health and Human Development will honor seven of its faculty and staff members at a ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 14. Lisa Grove, Sharon "Chickie" Krimmel, Chalandra Bryant, Gary Fosmire, Robert Turrisi, Linda Caldwell, and A. Catharine Ross will be receiving awards. The ceremony is free and open to the public.
The coordinator of an interdepartmental major in the College of Agricultural Sciences and an Eberly College of Science faculty member who has taught the honors General Biochemistry course for more than 20 years were recognized Thursday (Sept. 25) by the Schreyer Honors College during its annual awards ceremony. Lester C. Griel Jr., a professor of veterinary science in the College of Agricultural Sciences, received the 2008 Excellence in Honors Advising Award. Teh-hui Kao, a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology in the Eberly College of Science, was named the recipient of the 2008 Excellence in Honors Teaching Award. Students currently enrolled in the Schreyer Honors College nominate faculty for these awards.