Award winning faculty and programs

Posted: December 31, 2013
Professors Bob Gustafson and Jacob Boswell were honored by the university for distinguished service and distinguished teaching, respectively.
Professors Bob Gustafson and Jacob Boswell were honored by the university for distinguished service and distinguished teaching, respectively.
Outstanding College of Engineering faculty and programs garnered accolades and honors throughout 2013. Three prominent examples among the many available are the awards earned by Jacob Boswell, Bob Gustafson and the college’s Minority Engineering Program.

Jacob Boswell, assistant professor in the Knowlton School of Architecture, received Ohio State's highest teaching honor, the Ohio State Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching. Described as someone with a hand in every aspect of the landscape program within the Knowlton School of Architecture, Boswell is commended by his colleagues for going above and beyond in his contributions to the betterment of his students and the university.

Bob Gustafson, professor of food, agricultural and biological engineering and director of the Engineering Education Innovation Center, received a President and Provost's Award for Distinguished Faculty Service. The award honors faculty members for extensive and impactful contributions to the development and implementation of university policies and programs. His colleagues across the university note that whether he has been charged with reviewing the undergraduate curriculum, the structure of a college or the university budgeting model, Gustafson does so with polished instincts, wisdom and civility that make him an invaluable member of any committee.

Meanwhile, the College of Engineering received a 2013 Impact Award from the National Society of Black Engineers and ExxonMobil in recognition of our minority-retention programs. Recipients were honored for demonstrated, results-based progress in retaining underrepresented minority students in engineering-related programs. The college takes a three-pronged approach to attracting and supporting minority students, including after-school STEM Clubs, a summer-enrichment and engineering-exposure experience for incoming freshmen, and college-level retention efforts such as partnering with minority student organizations.
 
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