Outstanding faculty members receive awards
Congratulations to the three faculty members who were recognized for their achievements. They were honored during MSOE’s annual Professional Development at the beginning of the academic year.
Dr. Cory Prust, associate professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, received the Karl O. Werwath Engineering Research Award. Prust holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from MSOE and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University. He has taught at MSOE since 2009 and received the Falk Engineering Educator Award from MSOE in 2015.
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. Prust was nominated for this award by MSOE faculty and staff members, alumni, Regents and Corporation members. The award recipient is chosen based on criteria including his or her contribution to engineering, scientific research, consulting, the engineering profession and scholarship, promoting research at MSOE, patentable concepts and publications.
The Rexnord Educator of the Year Award was presented to Dr. Todd Davis, P.E., assistant professor in the Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Department. The award is given annually to full-time faculty members with less than seven years experience. It is a testament to exemplary dedication and performance. Davis earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Auburn University; Master of Engineering and Ph.D., both in Structural Engineering, from the University of Florida. He joined the MSOE faculty in 2012.
Mark Krueger, adjunct assistant 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. 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. Krueger earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering from MSOE, and Master of Science in Computer and Systems Engineering from the University of Houston. He is currently a senior software engineer at NVIDIA and has been teaching at MSOE since 2010.