February 15, 2019

Appointments, honors and activities

Faculty and staff honors:

- Julayne Moser, director of academic affairs for Purdue Online Learning in the College of Engineering, received the Joseph M. Biedenbach Award for Distinguished Service from the Continuing Professional Development Division of the American Society for Engineering Education.  The award was presented Jan. 31 at the mid-year ASEE Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration. More information can be found here.

-  Steven Collicott, professor in Purdue’s School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, was selected as the Patti Grace Smith STEM Award winner by the Commercial Spaceflight Federation for its inaugural Commercial Space Leadership Awards. The awards seek to recognize leading innovators, investors, educators, journalists, and policymakers for their significant contributions to the success of the commercial space enterprise. Collicott was recognized for his “leadership as an educator committed to scientific excellence and the expansion of knowledge for the next generation of commercial space pioneers,” according to a release. He received the award at the Federal Aviation Administration’s Commercial Space Transportation Conference luncheon Feb. 13 in Washington, D.C.

- The Indiana Commission for Higher Education selected William Oakes, of the College of Engineering, as one of only two recipients of the 2019 Gerald Bepko Faculty Community Engagement Grant Award on Feb. 13. Oakes, who holds a Ph.D. from Purdue in mechanical engineering, is a professor of engineering education and director of EPICS (Engineering Projects in Community Service). The award was presented Feb. 15 at the 2019 Faculty Leadership Conference in Indianapolis. It includes a grant of $500. The agency is a 14-member public body created in 1971 to define the missions of Indiana’s colleges and universities, plan and coordinate the state’s postsecondary education system, and ensure that Indiana’s higher education system is aligned to meet the needs of students and the state. 

Alumni honors:

- Kay Stanney, founder and CEO of Design Interactive Inc., is among 86 U.S. and 14 international members inducted into the 2019 class of the National Academy of Engineering. Stanney earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in industrial engineering, with a focus on human factors engineering, from Purdue. Her company, Design Interactive, develops and deploys augmented, virtual and mixed reality training and enterprise solutions for the transportation, medical, aerospace, manufacturing, and energy/oil/gas markets, as well the military. The National Academy of Engineering, founded in 1964, is a private, independent, nonprofit institution that provides engineering leadership in service to the nation. 

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