Koon and recent CEEatGT graduate, Christine Yi.
Every year, the Women in Engineering (WIE) banquet brings together nearly 500 students, alumni, corporate partners and Institute leaders to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of female engineering students who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and above. This event also serves as a platform to recognize student and faculty leaders through Student Mentoring Awards, Faculty Mentoring Awards, and Teaching Excellence Awards.
At each annual banquet, WIE presents two awards to engineering faculty members who have had a special impact on students’ lives by their teaching excellence and going the extra mile to encourage and support the students’ success.
These awards are given on the belief that the overall learning environment is enhanced by professors who care, and that this increases positive student participation and retention. The awards are distinctive because they come from the students themselves. Every year, female undergraduate engineering students are invited to nominate a faculty member who has had a positive impact on their lives.
This Year's 2014 Faculty Award Winners are Professor John Koon from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Professor Joe Le Doux from the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Koon and students of his CEE 4395: Environmental Design course.
Professor Koon is an environmental engineer, licensed as a professional engineer, and a Board Certified Environmental Engineer. In addition to his experience in the U.S. with industry, municipalities, and federal facilities, he has worked with industrial clients in Western Europe, Canada, Latin and South America, and the South Pacific.
With more than 35 years of experience, he expertise in industrial and municipal wastewater treatment , contaminated site remediation, strategy development, technology evaluations, water quality assessment, and permitting. He has extensive experience working with capital projects delivery teams with client organizations and other engineering firms. A significant amount of his experience has involved solving environmental problems in chemically complex systems. He has been a key contributor to significant advances in the technologies used worldwide in the treatment of industrial wastewaters.
These awards are made possible by Kimberly-Clark Corporation’s generous support.