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CEAT faculty and staff recognized at the 2020 University Awards Convocation

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Media Contact: Kristi Wheeler | Manager, CEAT Marketing and Communications | 4057445831 | kristi.wheeler@okstate.edu

Oklahoma State University recently honored administrators, faculty and staff for their achievements in 2020, which included many from the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology.

The University Awards Convocation highlights the awards and achievements of honorees who go above and beyond to propel OSU forward.

Although normally announced at a convocation ceremony, because of COVID-19, the awards were announced virtually this year.

Those recognized were:

Leave the Ladder Down

Ed Kirtley, Assistant Dean, Engineering Extension
Leave the Ladder Down awards are presented to individuals who have successfully mentored and encouraged those with whom they work or instruct to reach their fullest potential.  Nominations are solicited and received from colleagues campus-wide and the honorees were recommended by a selection committee of campus governance leaders. 

Regents Distinguished Research Award

James Stine, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
This is the eighteenth year that Regents Distinguished Research Awards have been presented. Faculty chosen for this award have been judged by their peers to have a distinguished record of past and continuing excellence in research that is recognized nationally and internationally.  This award includes a $2,000 permanent stipend. 

Regents Distinguished Teaching Award

Heather Yates, Professor of Engineering Technology
The Regents Distinguished Teaching Award was created at the request of the OSU/A&M Board of Regents and first awarded in 1992.  These awards recognize meritorious achievement in the instruction of students and also include a $2,000 permanent stipend.

Excellence in Advising Award

Mary Francis, Academic Advisor
This award recognizes outstanding academic advisors and mentors who have been identified by their respective academic college.

Newly Appointed Regents Professors

Moh'd Bilbeisi, Architecture
Individuals chosen to receive the honorary title of Regents Professor have been judged by their peers to have made extraordinary contributions in their discipline through teaching, research or other scholarly activities, and extension or outreach activities.  
Each Regents Professor receives a medallion in recognition of this significant professional achievement. The medallion is worn at commencement and other official academic ceremonies. 

Newly Appointed Regents Professors

Kelvin Wang, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Individuals chosen to receive the honorary title of Regents Professor have been judged by their peers to have made extraordinary contributions in their discipline through teaching, research or other scholarly activities, and extension or outreach activities.  
Each Regents Professor receives a medallion in recognition of this significant professional achievement. The medallion is worn at commencement and other official academic ceremonies. 

Distinguished Early Career Faculty Award

Jindal Shah, Chemical Engineering
In 2018, the OSU Executive Team and Academic Affairs Leadership agreed that a program should be created to recognize the accomplishments of recently tenured faculty. The resulting Distinguished Early Career Faculty Award recognizes faculty members awarded tenure within the past three years and who demonstrate an exceptionally strong potential for continued contributions to the University and to the honoree's profession. 
Honorees were chosen by their respective college leadership team and each will receive a plaque and a $2000 stipend.

A complete look at the honorees along with the video announcement can be found here.

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