Awards

The Mid-Atlantic Section provides participants with the opportunity to receive the following awards:

In addition, the Middle Atlantic Section Distinguished Teaching Award Recipient will receive a monetary reward in the amount of $500.

All of the above Awards provide the opportunity for elevation to National ASEE Awards. The Mid-Atlantic Section continues the tradition of nominating worthy candidates for these Awards. Please consider nominating a worthy colleague for an Award. For more information about guidelines of nominating for Awards, please click here.

2020-2021 Awards

2021 Distinguished Teaching Award

Congratulations to Dr. Anurag Purwar, Research Associate Professor at SUNY Stony Brook, recipient of the 2021 Mid-Atlantic Distinguished Teaching Award.  

2021 Best Campus Representative Award

Congratulations to Dr. J. Kemi Ladeji-Osias, Professor at Morgan State University, recipient of the 2021 Mid-Atlantic Best Campus Representative Award.  

2021 Best Paper Award

Congratulations to Eileen Haase, Johns Hopkins University, for her paper titled Teaching Freshmen Empathy through a Health Inequity Design Challenge.”  This paper discusses the importance of teaching ethics in engineering through design projects focused on solving heath inequity issues.

2021 Best Student Paper Award

Congratulations to Yixin Xiong, Stephen Porter, and Swaroop Ghosh, Penn State University, for their paper titled A Reconfigurable and Modular Hardware for Remote Learning of Analog Circuit Design.”  This paper discusses the development of a modular, remote reconfigurable, and reproducible hardware board to help students conduct their experiments remotely.

2020 Best Paper Award

Congratulations to Yongchao Zhao, Ashwin Satyanarayana, and Cailean Cooney, New York City College of Technology, for their paper titled Impact of Open Education Resources (OER) on Student Academic Performance and Retention Rates in Undergraduate Engineering Departments.”  This paper discusses the benefits of using open education resources to promote equity in undergraduate education.

2019-2020 Awards

2020 Distinguished Teaching Award

Congratulations to Dr. Steve Marra, Associate Teaching Professor at Johns Hopkins University, recipient of the 2020 Mid-Atlantic Distinguished Teaching Award.  

Dr. Marra has demonstrated excellence and innovation in undergraduate mechanical engineering education through classroom instruction, creation of new courses and laboratory experiences, curriculum development, student advising and mentoring, teaching collaborations across departments and institutions, and dedication to life-long learning.

2020 Best Paper Award

Congratulations to Harold Underwood, Messiah College, for his paper titled Circuits for Multidisciplinary Engineering Student Mix.”  This paper discusses various active learning techniques to enhance engagement in core courses with a multidisciplinary student audience, such as circuits.

2019 Best Paper Award

Congratulations to Janet Liou-Mark, Reina Li, and Reggie Blake, New York City College of Technology, for their paper titled Engineering Undergraduates Involved in Geoscience Research: Exploring Gender and Minority Status Differences.”  This paper discusses the benefits of exposing undergraduate students to research, especially females and underrepresented minorities. 

2018-2019 Awards

2019 Distinguished Teaching Award

The Mid-Atlantic section will present Lt. Colonel Jakob C. Bruhl, P.E., Assistant Professor, United States Military Academy, West Point with the 2019 Distinguished Teaching Award.  

Dr. Bruhl has a passion for assisting undergraduates as they pursue their passion in engineering mechanics. His research in engineering education facilitated his selection as a distinguished educator. Congratulations! 

2019 Best Zone 1 Paper Award & 2019 ASEE National Best Zone Paper

Congratulations to Alexander De Rosa and Maxine Fontaine, Stevens Institute of Technology, for their paper entitled Implementation and First-Year Results of an Engineering Spatial Skills Enhancement Program.” Their paper addressed the creation of a freshmen program designed to increase spatial visualization skills for freshmen engineering students.   

2017-2018 Awards

2017 Distinguished Teaching Award

Pali Singh, Chair of the Mid-Atlantic Awards Committee congratulates Brock Barry as the recipient of the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Distinguished Teaching Award. Dr. Barry is the Director, Mechanics Group and Associate Professor, Civil Engineering Division at United States Military Academy, West Point. He brings a wealth of industrial and varied teaching experiences to the classroom. His name will be placed in nomination for the Zone 1 award. 

2018 Best Zone 1 Paper Award & 2018 ASEE National Best Zone Paper

Congratulations to Ivan E. Esparragoza, Penn State University, Sadan Kulturel-Konak, Penn State University,  Abdullah Konak, Penn State University, Gül E. Kremer, Iowa State University and Kristen A Lee, Menlo College for their selection as Best Zone 1 Paper and ASEE National Best Zone Paper, entitled Assessment of Progressive Learning of Ethics in Engineering Students Based on the Model of Domain Learning.” 

2017 Best Paper Award

Congratulations to Mohsen Mosleh and Mark Clement Joseph Thom, Howard University, Department of Mechanical Engineering for their paper entitled Design-Build, Project-Based Learning in an Engineering Materials Laboratory.” The paper analyzes the effects of incorporating design-build (DB) attributes into the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) method in an engineering materials laboratory. The paper will be placed in nomination for the Zone 1 Best Paper award. 

Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Victor Schutz, Professor Emeritus, Temple University was presented with the Life Time Achievement Award, Middle Atlantic Section of ASEE for his dedication and promotion of the principles of Engineering Education. Dr. Schutz is the Historian for the Section and his participation dates back to its founding. Victor is the consummate professional and has spent years mentoring students and colleagues with the goal of providing improved engineering education. Thank you Victor for your dedication to our Section and ASEE! 

2017 Best Campus Representative

Mohsen Mosleh is presented with the award for 2017 Mid-Atlantic Section Outstanding Campus Representative. The campus rep provides a valuable service to ASEE by advancing the goals of Engineering Education. Dr. Mosley renders this service by promoting the principles of ASEE among the faculty at Howard University. He is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Founder of Surface Engineering and Nanofluids Laboratory (SENL).

2016-2017 Awards

2016 Distinguished Teaching Award

Congratulations to Dr. Ahmet Zeytinci, recipient of the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Distinguished Teaching Award. “Dr. Z” is Professor of Civil Engineering, University of the District of Columbia. He is a consummate role model of professional excellence and a provider of outstanding service to his students, ASEE and engineering education.  

2016 Best Paper Award

Congratulations to Eileen Haase and Harry Goldberg, Johns Hopkins University,  Department of Biomedical Engineering for their paper entitled Molecules and Cells: a model for addressing the needs of students with varied backgrounds and diverse learning styles.” The hypothesis was a diverse learning environment with a variety of learning modalities would make a significant contribution to the students’ understanding and retention of the material. The paper will be placed in nomination for the zone award.  

2015-2016 Awards

2015 Distinguished Teaching Award

Congratulations to Ron Rockland, recipient of the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Distinguished Teaching Award. Dr. Rockland is Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is a role model of professional excellence and a provider of outstanding service to ASEE and engineering education  

2015 Best Paper Award

Congratulations to Major Kyle V. Moses and Major W. Michael Petullo, recipients of the 2015 Section Best Paper Award, entitled “Teaching Computer Security.” Majors Moses and Petullo are faculty in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, United States Military Academy. The paper suggests a new way to view computer security education to better protect computer systems in the age of malicious attacks. 

2015 Best Campus Representative

The Awards Committee selected Ahmet Zeytinci,  “Dr. Z” University of the District of Columbia as the 2015 Best Campus Rep. Dr. Zeytinci is Associate Professor, Department of Engineering Architecture and Aerospace Technology. In addition to promoting the principles of ASEE on campus he also performs Numerical Methods in Structural Analysis, Vibrations, Plates and Shells.