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11 CEEatGT faculty and students receive major Institute and industry awards, promotions

Please join us in congratulating the following CEEatGT faculty and students for their recent recognitions of excellence in research, teaching, and outstanding service to the Institute and beyond:
 

Faculty Awards

Held each spring, the annual Faculty & Staff Honors Luncheon recognizes faculty and staff who have received accolades and awards throughout the previous academic year. The 2014 Faculty & Staff Honors Luncheon will be held on Friday, April 11, 2014, at Noon in the Student Center Ballroom. The following CEEatGT faculty will be recognized for their excellence:

Michael O. Rodgers: 2014 CETL Undergraduate Educator Award

The CETL Undergraduate Educator Award is given to a Georgia Tech faculty member who demonstrates teaching excellence in core courses, required courses, or large classes, impacts multiple diverse student populations, impacts students' lives, both in and beyond the classroom, is an innovative educational professoinal, extends his educational outreach beyond the classroom and laboratory, is accessible to all students, is passionate about teaching and learning, and demonstrates quality Georgia Tech citizenship.
 

Kari E. Watkins: 2014 CETL/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award

The CETL/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award is awarded to a Georgia Tech professor who demonstrates educational innovations, impacts students' lives, both in and beyond the classroom, is passionate about teaching and learning, builds connections between research and teaching, extends her educational outreach beyond the classroom and laboratory, demonstrates teaching excellence in core classes, required classes, and large classes, is accessible to all students, and demonstrates good Georgia Tech citizenship.

Donald R. Webster: 2014 Geoffrey G. Eichholz Faculty Teaching Award

This annual award recognizes faculty who provide outstanding teaching to students in core and general education undergraduate courses. Established in 2005 through a gift from School of Mechanical Engineering Regents’ Professor Emeritus Geoffrey Eichholz, the award was created to reward senior faculty members who had made a long-term contribution to introductory undergraduate education and were outstanding teachers for students taking freshman and sophomore core courses.  Recently the award has broadened to recognize faculty at any point in their careers who excel in teaching core and general education courses and who help students establish a solid foundation for their education at Georgia Tech.

Michael P. Hunter: 2014 Faculty Honors Institute Outstanding Service Award

This award is presented to a member of the general faculty who has benefited the Institute, profession, school/department, or the general public in an exemplary manner. Funds for this award are made possible by the Office of the Provost.

 



Student Awards

The following CEEatGT students have been recognized for their academic excellence:

Jamie Fischer: 2014 Eno Fellow

Each spring, the Eno Leadership Development Conference brings a select group of the top graduate students in transportation and related disciplines to the Nation’s Capital to provide a first-hand look at how transportation policy is developed and implemented.  During their week in Washington, D.C., the “Eno Fellows” meet with transportation leaders from the public and private sectors, and get an introduction to the transportation policymaking process and our institutions of government. 

Each university is invited to nominate one student from each transportation-related discipline. Universities with more than one transportation-related program can nominate a student to be considered. The Eno selection committee then chooses students to participate from among a national slate of excellent candidates. 

Seungdae Oh (Advised by Professor Kostas Konstantinidis): Best Ph.D. Thesis Award (Sigma Xi Research Award)

Each year since 1947, the Georgia Tech Chapter of Sigma Xi has honored Georgia Tech faculty and students for their research. The Georgia Tech Sigma Xi Research Awards are made possible by the support of the Georgia Tech Research Corporation and the Ferst Foundation. The Best Ph.D. Thesis annually consists of ten awards for an outstanding Ph.D. thesis. A certificate will also be awarded to each student's faculty advisor.
 

Faculty Tenure & Promotion

The following CEEatGT faculty have recently been awarded tenure and/or promotion in our School (from left):
 

              

Yang Wang, Awarded Tenure and Promotion to the Rank of Associate Professor

Kostas Konstantinidis, Awarded Tenure and Promotion to the Rank of Associate Professor

James Tsai, Promotion to the Rank of Full Professor

Ching-Hua Huang, Promotion to the Rank of Full Professor

Yongsheng Chen, Awarded Tenure in the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering

 

Congratulations, all!