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Department of Chemical Engineering Faculty Awards

Note ASEE = American Society for Engineering Education

2007 Best Paper in the International Division for ASEE to Professors Drs. Gephardt and Wyrick and students. 

This Best Paper Award is presented by the International Division of ASEE annually for the best paper presented (and published in the proceedings) of the Annual Conference. The paper is titled, "Developing Global Engineers: An Integrated Approach to International Projects," by  Z. Otero Gephardt, Joshua R. Wyrick , Dustin M. Kuzan , Carolyn D. Braun, Jared S. Krause, David M. Santino and Mary E. Wellspeak.

2006 Robert G. Quinn Award (ASEE) to Dr. Stephanie Farrell

The Robert G. Quinn Award is a national Society-wide award sponsored by Agilent Technologies which recognizes distinguished accomplishments in experiential education.  Candidates must have demonstrated leadership in engineering education, and a record of outstanding and sustained development of laboratory experiments, experimental courses or projects that exhibits innovation, relevance to the real world, experiential learning and student motivation.  The award consists of a $5,000 honorarium, medallion and inscribed plaque.

2006 Chester F. Carlson Award (ASEE) to Dr. Robert P. Hesketh

The Chester F. Carlson Award is presented annually to an individual innovator in engineering education who, by motivation and ability to extend beyond the accepted tradition, has made a significant contribution to the profession. The award is sponsored by the Xerox Corporation and consists of a $1,000 honorarium and a plaque

2005 William H. Corcoran Award (ASEE) to Drs. James A. Newell, Kevin D. Dahm, Roberta Harvey, Heidi L. Newell

This award, sponsored by Eastman Chemical Corporation, is presented each year to the author of the most outstanding article published in Chemical Engineering Education.  Dr. Newell was the lead author of the paper “Developing Metacognitive Engineering Teams.” The award consists of a $1500 honorarium (per paper) and a commemorative plaque.

2003 Joseph J. Martin Award (ASEE) to Dr. Kevin Dahm

The Joseph J. Martin Award is presented by the Chemical Engineering Division of ASEE annually for the best paper presented (and published in the proceedings) of the Annual Conference.  Dr. Dahm was the author and presenter of the paper titled "Use of Process Simulation and McCabe-Thiele Modeling in Teaching Distillation” in session 3513. 

2001 Joseph J. Martin Award (ASEE) to Drs. Stephanie Farrell and Robert P. Hesketh

The Joseph J. Martin Award is presented by the Chemical Engineering Division of ASEE annually for the best paper presented (and published in the proceedings) of the Annual Conference.  Dr. Farrell was the lead author and presenter of the paper titled " Introducing Freshmen to Drug Delivery" presented in session 3413.

1999 Joseph J. Martin Award (ASEE) to Drs. Robert P. Hesketh and C. Stewart Slater

The Joseph J. Martin Award is presented by the Chemical Engineering Division of ASEE annually for the best paper presented (and published in the proceedings) of the Annual Conference.  Drs. Slater and Hesketh are co-authors of the paper titled "Chemical Engineering Principles in a Chemical Engineering Course using a Cogeneration Facility.”

1998 Joseph J. Martin Award (ASEE) to Drs. C. Stewart Slater and Robert P. Hesketh

The Joseph J. Martin Award is presented by the Chemical Engineering Division of ASEE annually for the best paper presented (and published in the proceedings) of the Annual Conference.  Drs. Slater and Hesketh are co-authors of the paper titled "Demonstration of Chemical Engineering Principles to a Multidisciplinary Audience.”

2004 – National Outstanding Teaching Medal (ASEE) and

2003 - Distinguished Teaching Award of the Middle-Atlantic Section of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Stephanie Farrell

This is a great honor for Stephanie and recognizes her record of excellence in teaching, student mentoring, and advising students on projects.  It also recognizes Stephanie for her many innovations in educational methods such as her work on biomedical/pharmaceutical modules for the Freshman Clinic and her approach to inductive learning, to name a few.  Each ASEE geographic Section grants one outstanding teaching award each year and the best candidate receives the national medal.  Dr. Anastas Lazaridis, Chair, Middle-Atlantic Section, ASEE, in his letter to Stephanie states, "You have made distinguished contributions to engineering education and have been an innovator in teaching.”

2005 Ray W. Fahien Award (ASEE) to Dr. Kevin Dahm

2002 Ray W. Fahien Award (ASEE) to Dr. Stephanie Farrell

2001 Ray W. Fahien Award (ASEE) to Dr. James A. Newell

1999 Ray W. Fahien Award (ASEE) to Dr. Robert P. Hesketh

The award is given annually by the Chemical Engineering Division of ASEE to an educator who has shown evidence of vision and contribution to chemical engineering education and consists of a $1,000 stipend and a plaque.  Educators who have been faculty members for not more than 10 years are eligible. Nominees are evaluated based upon two equally weighted criteria: outstanding teaching effectiveness and educational scholarship.

2002 Robert G. Quinn Award (ASEE) to Dr. Robert P. Hesketh

The Robert G. Quinn Award is a national Society-wide award sponsored by Agilent Technologies which recognizes distinguished accomplishments in experiential education. 

Candidates must have demonstrated leadership in engineering education, and a record of outstanding and sustained development of laboratory experiments, experimental courses or projects that exhibits innovation, relevance to the real world, experiential learning and student motivation.  The award consists of a $5,000 honorarium, medallion and inscribed plaque.

2002 Fellow Member (ASEE) to Dr. C. Stewart Slater

The Grade of Fellow is one of unusual professional distinction and is conferred by the ASEE Board of Directors upon a member with outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience in engineering education, who has made appropriate and important individual contributions.  Special attention is given to an individual's contributions within ASEE.  The ASEE bylaws limit the number of members who can be advanced to Fellow Grade in any one year to a total equal to one-tenth of one percent of the ASEE individual membership.

2002 Professional Interest Council (PIC) III Best Paper Award to Drs. Kevin D. Dahm and James A. Newell (National)

The Professional Interest Council Best Paper Award is presented to the best paper published in the Annual Conference Proceedings of ASEE.  The awardees are chosen at the Annual Conference and officially recognized at the following year’s meeting.  The winning paper, titled "Baseball Stadium Design: Teaching Engineering Economics and Technical Communication in a Multi-Disciplinary Setting," was nominated for the award by the Engineering Economy Division of ASEE based on the presentation at the 2001 Annual Conference.

2000 Dow Outstanding New Faculty Award (ASEE) to Stephanie Farrell

1998 Dow Outstanding New Faculty Award (ASEE) to Robert P. Hesketh

1997 Dow Outstanding New Faculty Award (ASEE) to James Newell

1989 Dow Outstanding New Faculty Award (ASEE) C. Stewart Slater

The Dow Outstanding Faculty Award recognizes faculty at the beginning of their academic careers who exhibit interest in ASEE activities on a section and national level, demonstrate enthusiasm for engineering education, and contribute to the improvement of ASEE and to the teaching of engineering.  The award consists of a travel grant to the ASEE Annual Conference and is supported by the Dow Chemical Foundation.

1999 Chester F. Carlson Award (ASEE) to C. Stewart Slater.

The Chester F. Carlson Award is presented annually to an individual innovator in engineering education who, by motivation and ability to extend beyond the accepted tradition, has made a significant contribution to the profession. The award is sponsored by the Xerox Corporation and consists of a $1,000 honorarium and a plaque.

1996 George Westinghouse Award (ASEE) to C. Stewart Slater.

The George Westinghouse Award is presented annually in recognition of distinguished contributions to improving engineering teaching and to encourage further contributions to the field.  The award is sponsored by the Westinghouse Foundation and consists of a $5,000 honorarium and a plaque.

1992 John Fluke Award (ASEE) to C. Stewart Slater.

The John Fluke Award is given by the Division of Experimentation and Laboratory-Oriented Studies and Instrumentation Division to the faculty member who has made sustained contributions both internally and externally to the teaching of laboratory and/or experimentation in engineering courses.  The award consists of a $1000 honorarium and plaque and is supported by the John Fluke Co.

1992 DELOS Best Paper Award (ASEE) to C. Stewart Slater

The DELOS Best Paper Award is presented by the Division of Experimentation and Laboratory-Oriented Studies of ASEE annually for the best paper presented (and published in the proceedings) of the Annual Conference.  Drs. Slater is the authors of the paper titled "Laboratory Developments in Membrane Process Technology” presented in session 2226.