• CSU Engineering College Council “Best Professor” Award, 2019.
  • CSU College of Engineering Abell Outstanding Teaching, Mentoring & Service Faculty Award, 2018.
  • CSU Engineering College Council “Best Dressed Professor” Award, 2018.
  • CSU Engineering College Council “Golden Screw” Award for Most Challenging Professor, 2016, 2014.
  • Waterpik Excellence in Education Award, 2013.
  • CSU Engineering College Council “Best Professor” Award, 2013.
  • ElectricalEngineeringSchools.org Top 20 Mechatronics and Robotics Website Award, 2013.
  • CSU Engineering College Council “Best Professor” Award, 2010.
  • ASME Fellow, 2007.
  • ASME Distinguished Lecturer, 2004-2007.
  • CSU Mortar Board “Breakfast with the Brass” Outstanding Faculty Member recognition, 2006.
  • Department of Homeland Security (Coast Guard Academy) Certificate of Appreciation for promotion and development of Mechanical Engineering, 2005.
  • Perfect game (300) in CSU bowling league, November 29, 2004.
  • CSU university-wide Board of Governors “Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award” (the highest teaching award in the university), 2004.
  • CSU university-wide Preston Davis Teaching Award, 2003.
  • CSU Pi-Tau-Sigma Purple Shaft Award, 2001.
  • ASME Student Sections Committee Dedicated Service Award, 2000.
  • Exploratorium’s Ten Cool Sites Award for Educational Excellence, 2000.
  • Office of Technical Services (Washington, DC) Outstanding Service Award, 1999.
  • Frank Netter Award for Special Contributions to Medical Education, with Tom McCracken, Tom Spurgeon, and Rick Miranda, 1997.
  • CSU pi-tau-sigma Purple Shaft Award, 1996.
  • ASME Leadership Development Initiative (LDI) intern, 1995-1996.
  • ASME Region XII Most Outstanding Faculty Advisor, 1995.
  • CSU College of Engineering Abell Faculty Teaching Award, 1995.
  • ASME Student Section Dedicated Service Award, 1995.
  • ASME Region XII Most Outstanding Faculty Advisor, 1994.
  • Most Outstanding Mechanical Engineering Advisor Award, 1994.
  • CSU College of Engineering Jack E. Cermak Advising Award, 1994.
  • Professional Engineer Registration, Colorado, 1993.
  • ASME Region XII Most Outstanding Faculty Advisor, 1993.
  • CSU Most Outstanding Mechanical Engineering Professor Award, 1993.
  • CSU Most Outstanding Mechanical Engineering Advisor Award, 1993.
  • ASME Region XII Dedicated Service Award, 1993.
  • UT Post Doctoral Fellow, 1990.
  • UT Professional Development Award, 1988.
  • 4.00 GPA throughout graduate school, 1986-1989.
  • GRE Engineering Subject Test Perfect Score (900), 1986.
  • UNO Magna Cum Laude graduate, 1986.
  • UNO College of Engineering Dean’s Award (single college-wide award), 1986.
  • UNO Homer L. Hitt Student Athlete Award (single university-wide award), 1986.
  • UNO school record holder (15:45) in 5K Track & Field event, 1985.
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