Teaching, advising, research, and staff awards announced in WVU’s Statler College
Pedro Mago, Glen H. Hiner dean of the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University, announced the winners of the College’s outstanding teaching, advising, research and staff awards for the 2021-2022 academic year on April 1, 2022.
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Jeremy Dawson, associate professor in the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, has been named the College’s Educator of the Year. Also recognized as Outstanding Educators were Christopher Griffin and Mario Perhinschi from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Udaya Halabe from the Wadsworth Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Sarika Solanki of computer science and electrical engineering.
Lauren Stein, senior academic advisor, and Xinyu Zhang, teaching assistant professor and academic advisor of fundamentals of engineering, have been named the College’s Advisor/Mentor of the Year.
Yu Gu, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has been named the College’s Researcher of the Year. Also recognized as Outstanding Researchers of the Year/Senior were Xin Li and Nasser Nasrabadi of computer science and electrical engineering, Thorsten Wuest of industrial and management systems engineering and Xueyan Song of mechanical and aerospace engineering. Emily Garner of civil and environmental engineering has been recognized as Outstanding Researcher of the Year/Junior.
This year the Statler College has included staff recognition awards. Kathleen Cullen, pre-award research administrator, received the Peer Recognition Award, and Susie Huggins, administrative assistant of fundamentals of engineering, has been recognized with the Exemplary WVU Values Award.
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