Three faculty members were honored at the All University Honors Convocation April 22. David Admiraal, civil engineering, and Wayne Jensen, construction management and civil engineering, won College Awards for Distinguished Teaching. Dennis Schulte won a Student Foundation/Builders Award for Outstanding Academic Advising.
Gary Krause, civil engineering, received the University of Nebraska at Omaha Alumni Association College of Engineering Faculty Teaching Award at the UNO Honors Faculty Convocation April 12.
Yuris Dzenis won the 2007 Sigma Xi Outstanding Scientist Award. Sigma Xi is an international scientific research society whose programs and activities promote the health of the scientific enterprise and honor scientific achievement.
Jerry Hudgins, electrical engineering, hosted a workshop June 5 at the Science Education Partnership Award workshop, which gives middle school teachers ideas to effectively teach science courses according to state and national standards.
Mathias Schubert, electrical engineering, was co-chair of the International Conference on Spectroscopic Ellipsometry held June 11-15 in Sweden.
Tino Hoffman, electrical engineering, received one of two Outstanding Poster awards at the International Conference on Spectroscopic Ellipsometry.
Lily Wang, architectural engineering, was elected a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America.
The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers recognized UNL faculty at its annual meeting in Minneapolis. Jerry Wille and Ron Yoder each received a Presidential Citation for their outstanding leadership and representation in ASABE. Rick Koelsch won Blue Ribbon honors for producing an educational Web site, and Tom Franti won a Blue Ribbon for his publication.
Suat Irmak, biological systems engineering, received the Holling Family Award for Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence.
Rick Koelsch, biological systems engineering, received the Excellence in Extension Award from the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges.
Gregor Henze, architectural engineering, is on the editorial board of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Journal of Solar Energy Engineering. For the next three years, he will be the associate editor for entries on conservation and solar buildings.
Tim Wentz, construction management, is chair of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Subcommittee on Certification in Sustainability. The group is responsible for developing and implementing a certification program for individuals who demonstrate mastery in high-performance/green building design.
John Boye, electrical engineering, recently passed the test to become a registered professional engineer in the state of Nebraska. He is the first PE in the Department of Electrical Engineering.
Christopher Tuan, civil engineering, received the 2007 Distinguished Visiting Professor Award from Hunan University in Changsha, China.
Peter Revesz, computer science and engineering, received a Fulbright Award to study at the University of Athens in Greece.
Nine faculty members attended the Workshop on Advances in Engineering, a joint conference between UNL and three Polish universities: Szczecin Technical University, Warsaw University of Technology and Krakow University of Technology. The conference goals were to present and discuss research programs in engineering, identify the most suitable topics for collaboration, and establish exchange and cooperation programs for students and faculty. The UNL delegation included Dennis Alexander, electrical engineering; David H. Allen, dean of engineering; Namas Chandra, associate dean of research; Ece Erdogmus, architectural engineering; Elizabeth Jones, civil engineering; George Morcous, construction engineering; Andrzej S. Nowak, civil engineering; Laurence Rilett, civil engineering; and Joseph Turner, engineering mechanics.