College Awards

We are proud to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of our faculty, staff and graduate students in the areas of teaching, research and service.

The College of Engineering recognizes outstanding teaching activities of faculty and graduate students by awarding Teacher of the Year awards.

Excellence in Teaching Award

Early Career Teaching Excellence Award

Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year

Nomination documents for each award can be viewed by clicking the links. Nominations should be submitted to alissa.k.kuntz@ndus.edu.

The College of Engineering recognizes the achievements of faculty and graduate students by awarding Researcher of the Year awards.

Excellence in Research Award

Early Career Research Excellence Award

Graduate Research Assistant of the Year

Nomination documents for each award can be viewed by clicking the links. Nominations should be submitted to alissa.k.kuntz@ndus.edu by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2020.

The College of Engineering introduced an Outstanding Staff Award in 2019 to recognize and honor unusual dedication and outstanding contributions by a staff members to the success of the college.

Any NDSU staff member, faculty member, or student may submit a nomination. The nomination consists of just a letter of two pages or less describing the nominee’s contributions to the success of the College of Engineering. 

Nominations for outstanding staff awards should be submitted to angela.thomassen@ndsu.edu.

2019
AwardWinner
Excellence in TeachingLong Jiang
Early Career Excellence in TeachingRavi Yellavajjala
Graduate Teaching Assistant of the YearDayakar Lavadiya
2018
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Excellence in TeachingDean Steele
Early Career Excellence in TeachingKeerthi Nawarathna
Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year     Ashkan Eslaminejad
2017
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Excellence in TeachingAchintya Bezbaruah
Early Career Excellence in TeachingZhibin Lin
Graduate Teaching Assistant of the YearJonathan Armstrong
2016
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Excellence in TeachingNo award given
Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year Mohana Asha Latha Dubasi     
2015
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Excellence in TeachingJacob Glower
Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year Anthony Waldenmaier
2014
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Excellence in TeachingTom Bon
Graduate Teaching Assistant of the YearNavaratnam Leelaruban
2013
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Excellence in TeachingSivapalan Gajan
2012
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Excellence in TeachingWei Lin
2019
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Excellence in ResearchChad Ulven
Early Career Research ExcellenceDi Wu
Graduate Research Assistant of the YearYanchao Li
2018
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Excellence in ResearchKalpana Katti
Early Career Research Excellence Zhibin Lin
Graduate Research Assistant of the Year     Longeeshan Velmanickam     
2017
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Excellence in ResearchFardad Azarmi
Early Career Research Excellence Ying Huang
Graduate Research Assistant of the YearSajid Asif
2016
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Excellence in ResearchXinhua Jia
Graduate Research Assistant of the YearXiaofeng Lyu
2015 
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Excellence in ResearchXuefeng Chu
Graduate Research Assistant of the Year Yidong Peng
2014
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Excellence in ResearchAchintya Bezbaruah
Graduate Research Assistant of the Year Kashif Bilal
2013
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Excellence in ResearchJing Shi
Graduate Research Assistant of the Year Zhengping Zhou
2012
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Excellence in ResearchScott Pryor
Graduate Research Assistant of the Year Gong Li
2019
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Paraprofessional/Office Support Level   Tiffany Neuharth   
Professional LevelNancy Rossland
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