Congratulations also to the following individuals on their outstanding achievements:
Abbie Liel of civil, environmental, and architectural engineering was selected to receive an NSF CAREER Award for her work in the area of multi-scale modeling to evaluate the impacts of retrofit design and policy on a community for earthquake risk reduction. The $400,000, five-year grant starts in June.
Bernard Amadei of civil, environmental, and architectural engineering was awarded an honorary doctorate by Drexel University in Philadelphia, in recognition of his powerful impact on the engineering profession through his founding of Engineers Without Borders.
Dan Scheeres of aerospace engineering sciences has won the prestigious American Astronomical Society's Dirk Brouwer Award for 2012. The award was established to honor significant technical contributions to space flight mechanics and astrodynamics.
Angela Bielefeldt of civil, environmental, and architectural engineering received the 2012 Best Reviewer Award for the Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice.
John McCartney of civil, environmental, and architectural engineering received the 2012 Associate Editor of the Year Award from the ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.
Matt Hallowell of civil, environmental, and architectural engineering was selected as a 2012 Outstanding Reviewer for the ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.
Linda Rose (Dean’s Office), Sarah Melssen (AES), Stephanie Morris (CS), and Pam Aguila (ECEE) received the college’s Commitment to Excellence Award, which is given in the spring and fall to staff who are celebrating a 5-year milestone of employment and have earned the highest performance rating in each of the last three years.
Sharon Powers of the Dean’s Office was selected to receive the Employee Recognition Award for November.
Ruth Rindin of the ITL Program was selected to receive the Employee Recognition Award for December.
Waqas Qazi, a PhD candidate in aerospace engineering sciences (Bill Emery, advisor), won best poster in oceanography at an annual poster session hosted by CU-Boulder’s Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. Qazi also was recognized as the Muneeb Kamal International Student of the Year at CU-Boulder.