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Several CEE faculty receive COE awards for 2020-2021

Eight faculty members are recognized for their research, teaching and outreach.| Short Read

Eight faculty members from Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) have received faculty awards from the College of Engineering (COE). The awards, which span achievements in teaching, research and university service, are as follows.

 

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IMAGE:  Steve Wright

Edward Law Emeritus Outstanding Service Award
Steven Wright

Emeritus Professor Steven Wright received the Edward Law Emeritus Outstanding Service Award, which honors emeritus professors who have gone above and beyond in supporting college endeavors after retirement.

“I am personally very grateful for Steve’s service to CEE as an Emeritus faculty member, most especially stepping in to serve as the instructor for CEE421 this past Fall. We are extremely fortunate to continue to have his help and guidance ensuring our program remains true to its values and traditions,” said Donald Malloure Department Chair Jerome Lynch.

 

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IMAGE:  Seth Guikema is a Associate Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering and Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

George J. Huebner Award
Seth Guikema

The George J. Huebner Award recognizes faculty who have made significant and sustained research contributions. Professor Seth Guikema is honored for his work in risk assessment and management of large-scale critical infrastructure systems. His cutting-edge research develops new risk assessment methodologies that combine statistical learning methods with computational simulations. This work is relevant to societal challenges such as climate change.

 

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IMAGE:  Yafeng Yin

Monroe-Brown Foundation Education Excellence Award
Yafeng Yin

The Monroe-Brown Foundation Education Excellence Award is given to a COE faculty member who has demonstrated sustained excellence in curricular development, instruction, and guidance at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Professor Yafeng Yin is honored for his efforts in establishing the Next Generation Transportation Systems (NGTS) program, and for his work as Associate Chair of the CEE Graduate Programs. NGTS programs conduct research in connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) and work closely with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), Mcity and the US DOT Center for Connected and Automated Transportation (CCAT).

 

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IMAGE:  Ann Jeffers

Raymond J. and Monica E. Schultz Outreach and Diversity Award
Ann Jeffers

Associate Professor Ann Jeffers has received the Raymond J. and Monica E. Schultz Outreach and Diversity Award. This award honors faculty with a deep and sustained commitment to outreach and diversity as an important part of the university’s educational mission, demonstrated by academic and outreach programs that show intellectual excellence and diversity in service, teaching, and scholarship.

Jeffers serves on the department’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee and as the DEI College Liaison. Her “record of service and outreach is not only impressive for its diverse range of activities but especially so for its impact on people (on and off campus),” writes Lynch.

 

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IMAGE:  Herek Clack, Lutgarde Raskin and Krista Wigginton

Ted Kennedy Family Faculty Team Excellence Award
Herek Clack, Krista Wigginton, Lutgarde Raskin

Associate Professors Herek Clack and Krista Wigginton and Vernon L. Snoeyink Distinguished University Professor Lutgarde Raskin received the Ted Kennedy Family Faculty Team Excellence Award for their collaborative efforts in developing methods for disinfecting N95 masks in 2020. The award recognizes extraordinary work from collaboration in teaching or research. Clack, Wigginton and Raskin’s work, conducted in partnership with Michigan Medicine, sought to address PPE shortages early in the pandemic.

 

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Trudy Huebner Service Excellence Award
Jason McCormick

The Trudy Huebner Service Excellence Award honors faculty who demonstrate significant service to the college or university, including advising student groups and developing extracurricular programs. Arthur F. Thurnau Associate Professor Jason McCormick is recognized for his extensive service to the department, including his role as advisor to the Steel Bridge team and his many years of participation in college outreach programs to local elementary and middle schools.

Congratulations to all honored faculty!

Steve Wright
Portrait of Seth Guikema
Portrait of Jason McCormick
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Researchers
  • Herek Clack

    Herek Clack

    Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Seth Guikema

    Seth Guikema

    Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Ann Jeffers

    Ann Jeffers

    Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Jason P. McCormick

    Jason P. McCormick

    Arthur F. Thurnau Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Lutgarde Raskin

    Lutgarde Raskin

    Altarum/ERIM Russell O'Neal Professor and Vernon L. Snoeyink Distinguished University Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Krista Rule Wigginton

    Krista Rule Wigginton

    Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Steven J. Wright

    Steven J. Wright

    Emeritus Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Yafeng Yin

    Yafeng Yin

    Professor and Associate Department Chair of Graduate Programs, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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U-Michigan, Ford open world-class robotics complex

The facility will accelerate the future of advanced and more equitable robotics and mobility | Medium Read