CORVALLIS, Ore. - Five researchers in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University have been recognized this year with National Science Foundation CAREER Awards, which is 11th in the nation for the number of awards presented to engineering and computer science faculty.
Each award provides funding of at least $400,000 for a new research project with an educational/outreach component. Before this, no more than three OSU engineering faculty had received CAREER Awards in the same year.
The 2009 award recipients are Thinh Nguyen, Ted Brekken, and Bechir Hamdaoui, assistant professors in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Desiree Tullos, assistant professor in the Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering; and Michael Scott, assistant professor in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering.
"I am very proud of the high quality faculty we have here at OSU engineering," said Ron Adams, dean of the college. "Seeing five of our newer faculty receive CAREER Awards from the National Science Foundation this year just reinforces my belief in our potential, both individually and collectively, to create a better future."
CAREER grants are the most prestigious National Science Foundation award for junior faculty members, designed to help develop the next generation of teacher-scholars and academic leaders. Proposals are selected based on their research, education and outreach components. Since 1997, twenty-one OSU engineering faculty have won CAREER awards.
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