During the month of April, members of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute faculty and staff were honored for their achievements and service to the university. This year’s faculty awards were announced April 29 at the annual Faculty Honors Convocation; staff honors were announced April 12 at an employee town hall.
George Heineman, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science, received the Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Teaching. The award recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in teaching coupled with outstanding professional contributions.
Dmitry Korkin, professor in the Department of Computer Science, received the Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Scholarship. The award honors outstanding teaching, research and creative scholarship, academic advising, and service to the community.
Zoe Reidinger, associate teaching professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, received the Denise Nicoletti Trustees’ Award for Service to the Community. The award is named for the first tenure-track female faculty member in WPI’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, who also was co-founder of Camp Reach, a summer engineering and science program for girls.
Alexander Wyglinski, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, received the Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Academic Advising. The award honors faculty members for the role they play in guiding and mentoring students.
Catherine Whittington and Ahmet Can Sabuncu were named recipients of the Romeo L. Moruzzi Young Faculty Award. Whittington is an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Sabuncu is an assistant teaching professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. The award recognizes innovation in undergraduate education by young faculty members.
Colleen Callahan-Panday, director of International Student Life, and Teresa Geddis, administrative assistant in the Academic Advising Office, were honored with Board of Trustees’ Awards for Outstanding Staff Member.