October 21, 2002
Appointment and Promotions, Campus Activities, Faculty and Staff Honors
Appointments and promotions:
Faculty and staff honors:
Shimon Nof, a professor of industrial engineering, is one of four winners of the 2002 Joseph F. Engelberger Award, the robotics industry's most prestigious honor. The awards are issued by the Robotic Industries Association. Nof won the award for his contributions to education. Nof an expert in computer-aided manufacturing and robotics has pioneered the use of computerized simulators for education and training in robotic manufacturing, which have been used by more than 400 universities and companies around the world. He is director of Purdue's PRISM, a laboratory and center that focuses on improving production robots and software for manufacturing applications. The Engelberger Awards were presented Oct. 9 during the International Symposium on Robotics in Stockholm, Sweden. Each award winner received a $4,000 honorarium and commemorative medallion.
Two Purdue University Department of Aviation Technology faculty members have been honored for their contributions to aviation education and the University Aviation Association. Thomas Q. Carney, head of the Department of Aviation Technology, received the William A. Wheatley Award. The Wheatley Award, sponsored by United Airlines, is presented annually to a professional educator who has made outstanding contributions to aerospace education for more than 10 years. Carney has taught in Purdue's aviation technology department since 1972. He has more than 34 years of experience and 9,500 flight hours as a pilot. He is the author or co-author of more than 85 publications, presentations and panel sessions. He is a member of the University Aviation Association Board of Trustees and editor of the association's Collegiate Aviation Review. John P. Young, associate professor of aviation technology, received the Frank E. Sorenson Award. The award is sponsored by the University of Nebraska and presented annually to a professional educator who has made substantial contributions to the field of aviation research and scholarship. Young has served on the Purdue faculty for more than 20 years. With professional interest in human factors and crew resource management, airline operations and procedures, and transport aircraft systems training, Young has co-authored three test preparation books and authored numerous articles and presentations. Additionally, he has participated in several funding research projects. He has been affiliated with the University Aviation Association for 15 years and served as a board of trustees member and secretary, as well as chair of the association's Flight Education Committee.
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