50th Annual Faculty Recognition Dinner Celebrates Service
Rensselaer faculty members were honored with annual Institute awards, and for service and dedication, at the 50th annual Faculty Recognition Dinner, held May 7 in the Heffner Alumni House.
William A. Wallace, professor of industrial and systems engineering, received the William H. Wiley Distinguished Faculty Award. Established by Edward P. Hamilton ’07 in memory of William H. Wiley (Class of 1886), the award honors those who have won the respect of the faculty through excellence in teaching, productive research, and interest in the totality of the educational process.
Matthew Oehlschlaeger, associate professor of mechanical, aerospace, and nuclear engineering, received the James M. Tien ’66 Early Career Award for Faculty, which honors productivity in both teaching and research.
Wayne Bequette, professor of chemical and biological engineering, received the Jerome Fischbach Faculty Travel Grant, which is funded by Jerome Fischbach ’38 for contributions faculty members have made to the education and motivation of students.
Li Liu, assistant professor of mechanical, aerospace, and nuclear engineering, received the Class of 1951 Outstanding Teaching Development Grant, established by the Class of 1951 to recognize faculty
Eric Ledet, associate professor of biomedical engineering, was awarded the Board of Trustees’ 2012 Outstanding Teacher Award, which was established in 1994 to recognize outstanding accomplishments in classroom instruction.
In addition to the award winners, a number of faculty members were recognized for their years of service:
Twenty-Five Years of Service
Thirty Years of Service
Forty Years of Service
Forty-Five Years of Service