Outstanding faculty members win college awards
Seven faculty members received awards and several others were recognized for tenure, promotions and other achievements at a Sept. 7 gala at the Owen Pavilion just off Lake Hartwell.
The award winners were Kyle Brinkman, Ashley Childers, Brian Powell, Kevin Taaffe, Lawrence Fredendall, Joshua Summers and Delphine Dean.
The awards ceremony is an annual event in the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences, honoring outstanding faculty members in six categories.
For the first time, the ceremony was moved from the end of the spring semester to the beginning of the fall semester so that faculty members receiving tenure and promotions could be recognized.
You can view photos from the event here.
Here’s more on each award in the order in which it was presented:
Murray Stokely Award
2018 winner: Kyle Brinkman, associate professor of materials science and engineering
About the award: Given to a faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in teaching engineering at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.
McQueen Quattlebaum Faculty Achievement Award
2018 winner: Brian Powell, the Fjeld Professor in Nuclear Environmental Engineering and Science
About the award: Recognizes faculty accomplishments in the preceding year and distinctions and awards over the past three years.
Byars Prize for Excellence in Teaching Engineering Fundamentals
2018 winner: Ashley Childers, a senior lecturer and course coordinator for General Engineering
About the award: Recognizes excellence in teaching engineering fundamentals.
2018 winners: Kevin Taaffe, Harriet and Jerry Dempsey Professor in Industrial Engineering; and Lawrence Fredendall, professor of management in the College of Business
About the award: Recognizes a team of two or more faculty who have demonstrated exemplary and synergistic collaboration in research and/or teaching which has made notable contributions to the college.
2018 winner: Joshua Summers, professor of mechanical engineering and graduate program coordinator
About the award: Honors a faculty member who goes above and beyond in enriching the faculty and student Clemson experience.
Esin Gulari Leadership and Service Award
2018 winner: Delphine Dean, the Gregg-Graniteville Associate Professor of Bioengineering
About the award: Recognizes college faculty who undertake leadership and service roles that require selfless commitment of time and effort.