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Citadel News Service
12 Jul 2016

Engineering faculty recognized for excellence by industry organizations

Faculty members from the recently expanded Citadel School of Engineering are enjoying recognition for their work as professors and industry education leaders. The following awards were received this summer from engineering industry associations and are as follows:

Professor Mary Katherine Watson, Ph.D.

  • 2016 Young Civil Engineer of the Year Award presented by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) South ASCE Logo Carolina section. This award is given annually to the most outstanding engineer under the age of 35 in the State of South Carolina.
  • 2016 ASCE ExCEEd New Faculty Teaching Award. This award is given annually to recognize outstanding teaching, scholarship, and service from a “new” member of faculty with less than 5 years of full-time teaching experience.

Professor Dennis Fallon, Ph.D.

  • 2016 LeTellier Cup presented by the ASCE South Carolina section. This award is given only to a few for their outstanding lifetime contribution to the profession of civil engineering.ASEE Logo
  • George K. Wadlin Distinguished Service Award from the civil engineering division of the American Society for Engineering Education. It is given annually to recognize long-term dedicated and outstanding service to the organization and industry.

Professor Simon Ghanat, Ph.D.

  • 2016 recipient of the Gerald R. Seeley Award from the ASEE Civil Engineering Division. It is awarded annually for the best paper from a “new” faculty member.

“The Citadel School of Engineering team is very proud of these outstanding contributions by our colleagues,” said Col. Ronald W. Welch, USA (Retired), Ph.D., dean of The Citadel School of Engineering. “This kind of recognition underscores the excellence of our engineering programs and the leadership of our faculty.”

The Citadel School of Engineering nearly doubled its offerings in the past year, announcing the addition of graduate programs and certificates, and debuting a new fabrication shop in November of 2015, all complementing an undergraduate program expansion in 2014.

Citadel cadets, faculty and staff debut new engineering fabrication facility in 2015

The college now offers:

Engineering Master of Science degrees

  • Civil
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Project Management

Engineering Graduate certificates

  • Aeronautical
  • Built Environment and Public Health
  • Composites
  • Computer
  • Geo-technical
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechatronics
  • Power and Energy
  • Structural
  • Transportation
  • Technical Program Management
  • Systems Engineering Management
  • Technical Project Management

Engineering Bachelor of Science degrees

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering

About The Citadel

The Citadel, with its iconic campus located in Charleston, South Carolina offers a classic military college education for young men and women profoundly focused on leadership excellence and academic distinction. Approximately 30 percent of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets commission as officers in every branch of U.S. military service upon graduating. Citadel alumni have served the nation, their state and their communities as principled leaders since the college was founded in 1842. The Citadel Graduate College offers more than 70 graduate degrees, graduate certificates, and evening undergraduate programs with many courses available online. The Citadel has been named Best Public College in the South for five consecutive years, and #3 Best College for Veterans in the South by U.S. News and World Report, as well as the best value out of all South Carolina colleges and universities, by Forbes.

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