Faculty, Staff Honored in Recent Months

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Staff and faculty from numerous areas of campus were honored in recent months.

Steve Cross received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT). The title is the highest honor bestowed upon an AFIT graduate. Cross was one of three to earn the award this year, and one of only 30 ever to receive the award. 

The Georgia Tech Cable Network won a 2014 Silver Davey Award for its new website from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts.

The Board of Regents (BOR) honored the Georgia Tech Police Department (GTPD) with its Above & Beyond Award. GTPD was honored for facilitating active shooter training exercises during the summer for BOR schools.

Satish Kumar, assistant professor in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, earned a 2014 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award. The award is meant to identify and engage junior faculty researchers.

Abdallah Ougazzaden, professor in the College of Engineering, was recently awarded the medal of the city of Metz, France. The medal honors his contributions to the city over the past 10 years. 

Krista Walton, associate professor in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, was one of 10 female scientists named a 2015 Rising Star by the American Chemical Society Women Chemists Committee for demonstrating promise for contributions in her field of study.

Zhong Lin (Z.L.) Wang, Regents Professor and Hightower Chair in Materials Science and Engineering, was honored with the 2014 World Technology Award in Materials from the World Technology Network. The awards are given to those achieving significant, lasting progress in fields related to science, technology, arts, and design.

Leanne West, chief engineer of pediatric technologies at the Georgia Tech Research Institute, was named Woman of the Year by Georgia Women in Technology. The awards honor Georgia’s top female leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and the impacts they make on their communities. 



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  • Created By:Kristen Bailey
  • Created:11/24/2014
  • Modified By:Fletcher Moore
  • Modified:10/07/2016


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