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Faculty and Staff Recognized with Vision Awards

The School of Engineering recognized three faculty and one staff member for their work inside and outside the classroom with 2018 Vision Awards. The awards were presented at the School’s fall faculty/staff meeting in August.

The 2018 Vision Award recipients include: Dr. Kenya Crosson for Community, Dr. Sid Gunasekaran for Innovation, Dr. Andrew Sarangan for Excellence, and Ms. Peg Mount for Engagement and Service. Read more about their contributions here.

Erick Vasquez Receives
NSF ASSIST Travel Grant

Dr. Erick Vasquez, assistant professor of chemical and materials engineering, has been awarded a National Science Foundation ASSIST travel grant to attend the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers National Convention and Faculty Development Symposium in November. The grant pays for travel, lodging and conference registration. Last year, Vasquez was awarded the NSF’s Great Minds in STEM grant to attend the HENAAC Conference in Pasadena, California for early career development.

University Aerospace Engineer Featured on Children’s Program

Dr. Sid Gunasekaran, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, appeared on the season two opener of the online children’s series “I Can Be Anything I Want to Be, A to Z.” The series is produced by ThinkTV and CET in partnership with the Montgomery County Educational Service Center and explores 26 career options, one for each letter of the alphabet. Check out the delightful video here.

Impact Report
Available Online

The School of Engineering is pleased to present its 2018 Annual Impact Report. The report highlights the School of Engineering’s significant efforts and lasting impacts in four main categories: cultural impact, societal impact, organizational impact and experiential impact.
“As part of our strategic planning process, we developed this impact report to share just a few of the stories of how our faculty, staff and students are impacting our University and our world,” said Eddy Rojas, dean of the School of Engineering. Click the link to find the full 2018 Impact Report.

Welcome New Additions

The School of Engineering's extended family continues to grow with the additions of four new little ones. Eric Grimm, director of engineering laboratories, and wife AJ welcomed Benjamin Robert Grimm, 9 lb. 7 oz. and 22” long on Sept. 17.
Benjamin Grimm (left)

(Left-right) Bethany, Brailynn and Lucas
Over the summer, “Congrats New Grandma” signs popped up on doors all over the Dean’s office as three staffers became first time grandparents.  Mary Ann Dodaro welcomed granddaughter Bethany, Teri Stemley welcomed granddaughter Brailynn and Kelly Mofield welcomed grandson Lucas. 
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