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Dean Al Sacco addresses questions at signing ceremony on the LCU campus on April 17, 2015
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Six Distinguished Engineers Named

The Texas Tech University Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering named Denny Bullard, Fiske Hanley II, Stephen Heitzman, Dr. Dudley McFarquhar, Dr. Henning Oeltjenbruns, and Rene Hatten Wade as recipients of the 2015 Distinguished Engineer Award on April 24, 2015.

The Distinguished Engineer Award was established during the 1966–1967 academic year to recognize the most outstanding former students of the Whitacre College of Engineering. Since that time, 225 former students of the Whitacre College of Engineering have received this honor. Recipients of the award must be distinguished in their profession, an inspiration to their peers, and have demonstrated a continuing interest in areas outside the field of engineering.

Nejat

Nejat Awarded $500, 000 NSF CAREER Grant

Dr. Ali Nejat, has received a $500, 000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program Award from the National Science Foundation for his proposal, “CAREER: RecovUS - An Agent Based Model of Collective Post Disaster Housing Recovery.”

He plans to create an agent-based modeling system to analyze recovery behavior, specifically of households, following a disaster. This model will be comprised of several intelligent decision-making agents, calibrated and validated utilizing existing data collected from previous real-world disasters. The sensitivity of households’ recovery decisions to a given recovery policy will also help assess its effectiveness which in turn will lead to an optimized recovery plan for a given community.

Dean Al Sacco addresses questions at a signing ceremony on the LCU campus on April 17, 2015

Texas Tech Signs Engineering Articulation Agreement with Lubbock Christian University

On April 17, 2015, the Whitacre College of Engineering signed an articulation agreement with Lubbock Christian University (LCU), paving the way for LCU students to earn degrees from both institutions. The agreement will allow engineering students to spend their first two and a half years of their college career at LCU and then transition to Texas Tech for the next level of their education.

Engineering dean Al Sacco, Texas Tech provost and senior vice president Lawrence Schovanec, LCU president Tim Perrin, and dean Toby Rogers signed the agreement and fielded questions from LCU students, who were eager to begin their educational path to the Whitacre College of Engineering.

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Alvarado

Alvarado Named Among New Faces of Engineering

Kelli Alvarado, a fourth-year petroleum engineering major from Odessa, was named as one of the nation's 12 up-and-coming engineering professionals in DiscoverE's fourth annual New Faces of Engineering, College Edition. Alvarado has been influential both at Texas Tech University and in the petroleum engineering field. She was nominated for the honor by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

“I am very honored to have received this prestigious award and be able to represent the Texas Tech Whitacre College of Engineering, ” Alvarado said. “Throughout my collegiate career, the Engineering Opportunities Center (EOC) has helped me in so many different ways to learn and grow as an engineer. I would like to thank the EOC and petroleum engineering chair Dr. Marshall Watson for recommending me to apply and now to achieve such a high honor. Texas Tech has provided me with such a positive platform and I am eager to see what the future holds. I'm so lucky to call myself a Red Raider.”

Hall, Gershman, and GatlinThe New Faces of Engineering recognizes students who display the vision, innovation and leadership skills necessary to build the foundation for a successful career in engineering. Students honored also display excellence in the classroom, leadership in student organizations, outstanding communications skills and community service in non-engineering related fields.

Engineering Students Place in 14th Annual Graduate Research Poster Competition

On April 10, 2015, the Texas Tech Graduate School held the 14th Annual Graduate Research Poster Competition at the Helen DeVitt Jones Sculpture Court at the Museum of Texas Tech University. This year’s winners from the Whitacre College of Engineering were as follows:

Dept Winners CHE Nabiollah Kamyabi - Ph.D. ECE Maha Ambalangoda Palliyaguruge Perera - Ph.D. Engineering Category I - 1st Place Engineering Category III - 3rd Place Mehdi Nekouei - Ph.D. IE Harshvardhan Gazula - Ph.D. Engineering Category I - 2nd Place Engineering Category II - 3rd Place Fardin Tayebeh Khabaz - Ph.D. ME Hasan Molla - Ph.D. Engineering Category I - 3rd Place Engineering Category IV - 1st Place CECE Rozbeh Moghaddam - Ph.D. Haileyesus Endeshaw - Ph.D. Engineering Category II - 1st Place Engineering Category IV - 2nd Place Akshaya Ramachandran - M.S. Ambeygoda Liyanage Malaka Sanka - Ph.D. Engineering Category III - 1st Place Engineering Category IV - 3rd Place Mitchell Kelley - Ph.D. PE Fathi Elltaif Saad Elldakli - Ph.D. Engineering Category III - 2nd Place Engineering Category II - 2nd Place
Asio

Doctoral Students win First Place in 2015 SEMS Student Paper Competition

Sarah M. Asio and Sasan T. Khorasani, industrial engineering doctoral students, received first place in the 2015 Society for Engineering and Management Systems (SEMS) Student Paper Competition for their paper, “Social Media: A Platform for Innovation."

The SEMS student paper competition sponsored by UPS® recognizes the academic work of students that demonstrates or describes the use of techniques that improve productivity and quality through effective and economical managerial techniques and philosophies. Both undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit papers.

Student winners must present their papers in the ISERC Engineering Management Track at the IIE Annual Conference & Expo May 30 - June 2, 2015 in Nashville, Tenn.

Renken Yew

Two Engineering Students Receive Helen DeVitt Jones Excellence in Graduate Teaching Awards

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