Citadel engineering professors garner awards


Three professors from the Citadel School of Engineering in South Carolina recently won awards for their exemplary work both as professors and in the engineering sector.

Mary Katherine Watson, Ph.D., won the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) South Carolina section's 2016 Young Civil Engineer of the Year Award, given to the Palmetto State's most outstanding engineer under the age of 35. She was also honored with the 2016 ASCE ExCEEd New Faculty Teaching Award, given to exemplary faculty members with less than five years of full-time teaching experience.

Dennis Fallon, Ph.D., won the ASCE South Carolina section's 2016 LeTellier Cup for outstanding lifetime contribution to civil engineering, as well as the George K. Wadlin Distinguished Service Award from the civil engineering division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

Simon Ghanat, Ph.D., was honored with the 2016 Gerald R. Seeley Award from the ASEE Civil Engineering Division for the best paper from a newer faculty member.

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

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