Outstanding full-time and part-time faculty and staff members recently were honored at MSOE.

Dr. Ann Batiza, director of the SUN (Students Understanding eNergy) Project, and Dr. Jane Paige, associate professor in the School of Nursing and program director of the Accelerated Second Degree BSN program, each received the Karl O. Werwath Engineering Research Award.

Karl O. Werwath was an innovator in engineering education and the application of technology, and believed that teaching effectiveness was enhanced through applied research and consulting. He felt that MSOE should make an effort to contribute to the advancement of technical knowledge for the benefit of business and industry for the good of the community and the nation. This award was initiated to recognize the vision of Karl O. Werwath and the contribution of MSOE faculty and staff who have fostered the advancement of applied scientific knowledge. Batiza and Paige were nominated for this award by MSOE faculty and staff members, alumni, Regents and Corporation members. The award recipients are chosen based on criteria including their contribution to engineering, scientific research, consulting, the engineering profession and scholarship, promoting research at MSOE, patentable concepts and publications.

Batiza holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from Lawrence University, a Master of Arts in Education from San Diego State University and a Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from UW-Madison. Paige holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UW-Eau Claire, a Master of Science in Nursing from Concordia University, and a Ph.D. in Nursing from UW-Milwaukee.

The Falk Engineering Educator Award was presented to Dr. Cory Prust ’99, an associate professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 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. Prust is also MSOE’s undergraduate research course coordinator. He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from MSOE and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Purdue University.

Jeffrey Roznowski, P.E., lecturer in the Rader School of Business, 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. The award recognizes the contributions of part-time faculty to the education, motivation and support of the students at MSOE; encourages and recognizes excellence in teaching, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels; recognizes commitment and assistance to students outside of the classroom; and recognizes contributions to the improvement of educational programs and the effectiveness of the learning process at MSOE. Roznowski earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from UW-Madison and an MBA from UW-Milwaukee.