Originally published September 21, 2011

Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) presented two of its annual faculty awards to recognize outstanding full-time and part-time faculty members.

The Falk Engineering Educator Award was presented to Dr. Charlene Yauch, associate professor and industrial engineering program director in the Mechanical Engineering Department. The award is given annually to a full-time faculty member with less than seven years experience. It is a testament to exemplary dedication and performance. Yauch received a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University, master’s degrees in sociology and manufacturing systems engineering from UW-Madison and a Ph.D. in industrial engineering from UW-Madison. She is a Registered Professional Engineering in Wisconsin since 1993 and her areas of specialization are manufacturing systems and human factors.

James Blaha ’72, ’74, ’85, adjunct associate professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, received the Johnson Controls Award, presented to outstanding part-time faculty. The award was inspired by Robert C. Moore, a long-time faculty member in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. Blaha earned an associate degree in electronic communication engineering technology, bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering and master’s degree in engineering management, all from MSOE.

Three members of the faculty were named Professors Emeriti. They are: Professor Mike Hassler, assistant professor, Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Department; Dr. Robert Kern, professor, Mechanical Engineering Department; and Nancy Olmsted, instructor, Mathematics Department. Hassler and Kern will continue to teach as adjunct faculty members at MSOE.

MSOE is an independent university with 2,400 students. MSOE offers 18 bachelor’s degrees and 10 master’s degrees in the engineering, engineering technology, building and infrastructure engineering, health-related engineering, computer, business and nursing fields. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; and extremely high placement rates and starting salaries. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.