The Daniel Jankowski Legacy Award recognizes engineering faculty whose exemplary contributions in teaching, research and public service have had a long-standing, demonstrated impact on advancing the mission of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
The award was established in 2001 to honor the distinguished academic career of Jankowski, who was a professor in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (now the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering) for 40 years until his retirement in 2004. He was associate dean of academic affairs for six years, leaving the position in 2001. He served as interim dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences for one year.
Consistent with Jankowski’s own philosophy, the award places a particular emphasis on strong academic commitment including student support, quality instruction and program development.
Nominations with a statement indicating why the nominee merits consideration should be submitted to awards committee member Joseph Palais (firstname.lastname@example.org) by February 14, 2011.
Given every two years, the award comes with a $2,000 prize. Joseph Palais was the first recipient of the award in 2007, followed by James Adams in 2009.
The winner will be honored at a special awards ceremony in the fall.