CoT people: honors and awards
Denton selected as ASEE Fellow
Nancy Denton, professor of mechanical engineering technology and
associate department head for academic affairs, has been selected as a
member of the Academy of Fellows of the American Society for Engineering
Education (ASEE). Her fellow status will be conferred at the 2011 ASEE
Annual Conference and Exposition banquet in Vancouver, British
Columbia, June 29.
Fellow status is a distinction conferred upon ASEE members with outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience in engineering or engineering technology education or allied field, and who has made appropriate and important individual contributions. Special attention is given to an individual's contributions within ASEE.
Graduate students earn teaching awards
Several College of Technology graduate students were recognized at a recent Graduate Student Teaching awards ceremony.
Five graduate students received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Committee for the Education of Teaching Assistants. Recipients are selected by each academic department for their commitment to undergraduate education. Departments may select one recipient for every 50 graduate teaching assistants they support. Recipients were:
- Samuel A. Bertsh, ECET
- Christopher Carrier, AT
- Shweta Chopra, TLI
- Esteban Garcia, CGT
- Craig Z. Zehrung, MET
Two others received the Center for Instructional Excellence's Graduate Teaching Certificate. Recipients must have taught a minimum of two semester-long classes, participated in a teaching orientation program, participated in a minimum of six hours of continuous improvement sessions focused on teaching, have incorporated assessment and evaluation into the courses taught, and been observed or videotaped while teaching followed by consultative feedback. Recipients were:
- Stephanie Adams, OLS
- Jing Pan, BCM
SAO year-end awards
The annual Student Activities and Organizations awards were given out on April 21 in the Purdue Memorial Union South Ballroom. More than 100 nominations were received for awards that are presented to outstanding students, student organizations and organization advisers. Several College of Technology students received scholarships, including:
- The Emerging Leader Award is given to students who have demonstrated knowledge of, and interest in, campus activities and organizations. The award recipients are expected to display enthusiasm, motivation, communication and organizational skills. CoT recipients were Davone Williamson, BCM, and Jacob Ford, EET.
- The Class of 1937 endowed a scholarship to reward students who show leadership and leadership potential while at Purdue. CoT recipients were Derek Stewart, AT, and Kathryn Thompson, BCM.
- The Office of the Dean of Students Nontraditional Student Scholarship is awarded to full- or part-time, beginning or continuing adult nontraditional students who have a cumulative grade index of 2.0 or above, clear academic and career goals, and evidence of good character and persistence. The CoT recipient was Vijitha Obeyesekera, OLS.