Two faculty members in the School of Engineering recently received high honors.
Dale Callahan, Ph.D., was named the 2015 IEEE Region 3 Joseph M. Biedenbach Outstanding Engineering Educator, and Christopher Waldron, Ph.D., received the 2015 Presidential Teaching Award in the School of Engineering. Callahan was honored for his work in establishing the school’s Information Engineering and Management (IEM) Program.
Callahan is the fourth faculty member from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering to receive the award. Previous winners are David Conner, Ph.D. (1990), David Green (1997), and Gregg Vaughn, Ph.D. (1999).
Callahan will formally be presented with the 2015 award at IEEE’s annual regional conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in April.
Waldron, an assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, consistently receives very high scores in his IDEA evaluations, teaches a range of courses, and is recognized by faculty for how well-prepared his students are for advanced courses. He is chosen by many students as their senior design mentor, and he is actively engaged with professional and student engineering organizations.
Over the decades, products designed at UAB have moved well beyond the laboratories where they originated, but few have logged the miles that the Polar freezer has.
Center for Biophysical Sciences and Engineering (CBSE), Polar provides a freezing and storage unit capable of maintaining temperatures of negative 80°C in order to transport experiments to and from the International Space Station (ISS).Designed and produced by engineers in UAB’s
Call it knowledge that will orbit your world.
Polar project manager David Ray, P.E., will present a seminar in Heritage Hall 121 on Friday at 1:25 P.M. on “UAB and the ISS.” The presentation is part of the weekly seminar series presented by the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Siddhartha Brahma and Peter Barfknecht, both doctoral students in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, won first place overall in the Ph.D. category at the 2015 NSF Science and Technology Open House.
The event, hosted by the Alabama Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), was held in Montgomery on January 30-31, 2015. More than 150 student posters were presented as part of the NSF EPSCOR and related work being done at UAB, Tuskegee, Alabama, South Alabama, Auburn and Alabama State.
Posters were judged in the undergraduate, M.S. and Ph.D. categories.
Brahma and Barfknecht received a $1,000 prize for first place. UAB was represented by several other engineering and physics students.
Five engineering students are among seventeen UAB students who have been selected to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University on March 6-8 at the University of Miami.
The five students—Gaurav Agrawal, Ananya Bandyopadhyay, Sara Liaghati-Mobarhan, Junhi Chang, Abdullah Tarawneh—are all from the Department of Biomedical Engineering. The department had one CGIU participant in 2014, which was the first year UAB participated.
Founded in 2007 by former President Bill Clinton, CGIU engages the next generation of campus leaders to address global issues in the Initiative’s five focus areas: education, environmental and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation, and public health.
“Students from diverse disciplines across our campus have long been involved in international initiatives that stem from our mission of teaching, research and service,” said Suzanne Austin, Ph.D., senior vice provost for Student and Faculty Success. “UAB is proud to work with CGIU to foster students’ ambitious projects that will serve local and international communities. We are very proud of and excited for these 17 outstanding students.”