Seven members of the College of Engineering and Science faculty received awards May 7 at a dinner in Greenville.

The awards and honorees include:

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The 2015 College of Engineering and Science faculty honorees include (from left): Bruce Gao, bioengineering; Emil Alexov, physics and astronomy; Robert Prucka, automotive engineering; Lisa Benson, engineering and science education; Jacob Schroeder, chemistry; and Josh Summers, mechanical engineering. Not pictured: Harlan Russell

Murray Stokely Award for Outstanding Teaching – Robert Prucka, automotive engineering. The award is given to a faculty member in engineering for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level with emphasis on the most recent three years.

Award of Excellence for Teaching in the Sciences – Jacob Schroeder, chemistry. The award is given to a faculty member in science for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level with emphasis on the most recent three years.

McQueen Quattlebaum Award for Outstanding Achievement – Bruce Gao, bioengineering. The award recognizes faculty accomplishments in the preceding year and distinctions and awards over the past three years.

Faculty Achievement in the Sciences Award – Emil Alexov, physics and astronomy. The award recognizes faculty accomplishments in the preceding year and distinctions and awards over the past three years.

Collaboration Award – Lisa Benson, engineering and science education. The award recognizes faculty who have demonstrated exemplary and synergistic collaboration in research and/or teaching.

Esin Gulari Leadership and Service Award – Josh Summers, mechanical engineering. The award recognizes college faculty who take on leadership and service responsibilities that require selfless commitment of time and effort.

Byars Prize for Excellence in Teaching – Harlan Russell, Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The award recognizes outstanding instruction in engineering fundamentals.