Awards

Mr. King's education in engineering (ME ‘25), his years of practice as an engineer, and the rewards he received in his practice left him with an increasingly deep respect for the profession. This respect, along with his love for his alma mater, led him to establish the award. The objective of the award is to recognize a faculty member who has made significant contributions in furthering the profession of engineering. In the words of Mr. King: "My feeling is that the recognition should encourage faculty members to demonstrate capabilities in broadly advancing the professional practice of engineering". Thus, of primary importance is that the work of the recipient has brought credit to the profession of engineering.

Candidates for the award are those faculty of the College with rank of Assistant Professor and above who have shown outstanding leadership in advancing the profession of engineering. While excellence in teaching and research will be significant, the award will emphasize exemplary service to the profession. There should be substantial evidence that the professional leadership of the candidate is recognized in the State of Texas and in the Nation. Examples of activities that will be given weight in the selection of the recipient are:

  1. leadership roles in professional and technical societies;
  2. membership on governmental boards and commissions;
  3. consultation that calls for special skills and abilities;
  4. participation in career guidance programs with emphasis on off-campus activities;
  5. the presentation of invited lectures and seminars; and
  6. the publication of papers and books that have broad impact on the profession of engineering.

A recognition ceremony for presentation of the award shall be held at which time the recipient will give a speech. The recipient also receives a monetary award of $2,500. The ceremony will be held at a time and place selected by the Dean.

A recognition ceremony for presentation of the award shall be held at which time the recipient will give a speech. The recipient also receives a monetary award of $2,500. The ceremony will be held at a time and place selected by the Dean.

Recipients

2013

Dr. Benny Freeman

McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering

2012

Dr. David Bourell

Mechanical Engineering

2011

Dr. Thomas Hughes

Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

2010

Dr. Ted Rappaport

Electrical & Computer Engineering

2009

Dr. Stephen Nichols

Mechanical Engineering

2008

Dr. David Allen

McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering

2007

Dr. Mary Wheeler

Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics, Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering

2006

Dr. John Ekerdt

McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering

2005

Dr. Ronald Matthews

Mechanical Engineering

2004

Dr. Larry Lake

Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering

2003

Dr. Kenneth Diller

Biomedical Engineering

2002

Dr. Joseph Beaman

Mechanical Engineering

2001

Dr. James Jirsa

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

2000

Dr. David Fowler

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

1999

Dr. Hans Mark

Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

1998

Dr. John Howell

Mechanical Engineering

1997

Dr. Byron Tapley

Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

1996

Dr. C. Michael Walton

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

1995

Dr. Dale Klein

Mechanical Engineering

1994

Dr. J. Tinsley Oden

Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

1993

Dr. David Himmelblau

McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering

1992

Dr. Raymond Loehr

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

1991

Dr. Robert Schechter

McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering

1990

Dr. Richard Tucker

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

1989

Dr. Thomas Edgar

McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering

1988

Dr. Joseph Malina

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

1987

Dr. James Fair

McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering

1986

Dr. John Breen

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

1985

Dr. Edward Powers

Electrical & Computer Engineering

1984

Dr. J. Parker Lamb

Mechanical Engineering

1983

Dr. B. Frank McCullough

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

1982

Dr. Ernest Gloyna

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

1981

Dr. Donald Paul

McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering

1980

Dr. J. Neils Thompson *

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

1979

Dr. H. Grady Rylander, Jr.

Mechanical Engineering

1978

Dr. Herbert Woodson

Electrical & Computer Engineering

1977

Dr. Lymon Reese

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

1976

Dr. John McKetta

McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering

*Deceased

 


 

 

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