Faculty Staff Awards

Faculty/Staff Awards

College of Engineering Employee Awards Luncheon

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's employee awards luncheon has been cancelled. Instead, the College is hosting a virtual Employee Awards Celebration via Zoom teleconference on Thursday, April 30, 2020, beginning at 10 AM. Faculty and staff in the College are encouraged to check the email from Dean Perez, sent on Tuesday, April 21, for the Zoom Meeting ID number and link. If you would like to have that information resent to you, please contact Associate Dean Lily Wang, lilywang@unl.edu, or Nancy Re, nre2@unl.edu.

2020 AWARD NOMINATIONS TIMELINE

  • DEADLINE for completing online nomination forms:
    Monday, March 2, 2020 at 5 p.m.

  • (UPDATED 4/15/20) by Monday, April 20, 2020:
    Award recipients and their nominators notified of results

  • (UPDATED 4/15/20) Thursday, April 30, 2020, from 10 - 11 AM:
    Virtual Employee Recognition Celebration, via Zoom teleconference

  • May:
    Awards processed by payroll



Faculty Teaching Awards

Description Award
Holling Family Distinguished Senior Faculty Teaching Award
(Up to 2 awards): General teaching award open to the ranks of associate professor and professor.

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For each honoree: $2,500
Funded by the Holling Distinguished Teaching for Engineering Fund



Henry Y. Kleinkauf Family Distinguished New Faculty Teaching Award
(Up to 2 awards): General teaching award open to the rank of assistant professor.

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For each honoree: $2,500
Funded by the Henry Y. Kleinkauf Family Fund



Holling Family Distinguished Teaching Award for Excellence in Inclusive Teaching
(Up to 1 award): Honors a faculty member who has demonstrated an approach to teaching that considers the diverse needs and backgrounds of all students to create a learning environment where all students feel valued and where all students have equal access to learn; open to all faculty ranks.

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For the honoree: $2,500
Funded by the Holling Distinguished Teaching for Engineering Fund



Holling Family Distinguished Teaching/ Advising/ Mentoring Award
(Up to 2 awards: 1 Lincoln, 1 Omaha):Recognizes an individual faculty for her/his effectiveness as an adviser and mentor, as well as effectiveness as a classroom teacher.

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Recipients selected by eSAB and NESCO
For each honoree: $2,500
Funded by the Holling Distinguished Teaching for Engineering Fund





Faculty Research Awards

Description Award
Edgerton Innovation Award
(Up to 1 award): Research award open to the rank of assistant professor (tenure track)

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For the honoree:
$2,500 and $10,000 unrestricted research funds (to be expended within 2 years)
Funded by Edgerton Innovation Award Fund



College Faculty Research & Creative Activity Award
(Up to 3 awards; 1 award per rank): Recognizes individuals for activities associated with investigation or experimentation aimed at the discovery and/or interpretation of facts, as well as the development of creative works or new products.

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For each honoree: $2,500
Funded by donors' annual gifts to the college





Faculty Service Awards

Description Award
College Faculty Service Award
(Up to 3 awards; 1 award per rank): Recognizes outstanding individuals for service to their academic unit, college and university, as well as profession and community.

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For each honoree: $2,500
Funded by donors' annual gifts to the college





Staff Awards

Description Award
College Staff Award for Exemplary Service and Support
(Up to 10 awards) Celebrates staff members in the College of Engineering for exemplary service and support towards achieving the vision and mission of the college

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For each honoree: $1,500
Funded by the Charles J. Vranek Fund for Engineering Excellence and/or donors' annual gifts to the college