Professorship in Leadership
The objective of this professorship is to promote and recognize outstanding faculty efforts to implement aspects of leadership in curriculum and programs in support of College Strategic Objectives. The Professorship includes an annual stipend of $5,000 and $20,000 of development support for a term of three years.
Professor Val Hawks of the School of Technology will occupy this professorship beginning in 2006. Dr. Hawks will use this professorship to assess the status of leadership training in the college, and design classes, seminars, and programs to improve our ability to develop leadership capabilities. We congratulate Professor Hawks and look forward to the influence on the College that will result from this appointment.
Global Study Fellowships
The objective of these fellowships is to provide the time and travel resources for faculty to gain increased awareness and understanding of global challenges and opportunities in engineering and technology practice and education. The Fellowships include one month of Sp/Su support and $10,000 for travel and research assistants for a term of one year.
Professors Greg Jensen of Mechanical Engineering, Michael Miles of the School of Technology, Kyle Rollins of Civil Engineering and Vince Wilding of Chemical Engineering will be recipients of Fellowships for 2006 (shown below in order). Dr. Jensen plans to travel to Korea, China, and Australia this coming summer to study global challenges and opportunities in design, engineering, and manufacturing. With his fellowship, Dr. Miles and 4-5 students will travel to Vietnam to study international issues in manufacturing engineering. Dr. Rollins plans to teach at the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras for a month as a visiting professor. Dr. Wilding’s fellowship will allow faculty and students to study global issues specific to engineering by visiting chemical processing facilities in India, China, and Japan. We congratulate each of these faculty and look forward to the insights they will bring to the College.