The Engineering Excellence Fund committee presents the Sullivan-Carlson Innovation in Education Award as recognition of one professor each year who makes an extra effort to involve students in hands-on, engaged learning. This may take place through innovative lecture classes, extraordinary lab classes, or through research experiences such as independent study. Nominations are sought exclusively from students and the EEF student committee selects the final winner.

The winner of this award will be announced at the Spring ITL Program Design Expo. The award recipient will receive $2000 added to his/her paycheck, as well as a plaque that will be permanently displayed in the ITL Laboratory.

We are currently asking students to nominate outstanding professors for the 2015-2016 award. Please use the form below if you would like to nominate your professor.



Previous Winners

  • 2015 – Joseph Tanner, AES
  • 2013 – Leland Giovannelli, HHP
  • 2012 – Daven Henze, ME
  • 2011 – Ryan Starkey, AES
  • 2010 – Derek Reamon, ME
  • 2009 – Roseanna Neupauer, CEAE
  • 2008 – Dan Connors, ECE
  • 2006 – Dirk Grunwald, CS
  • 2005 – Mike Eisenberg, CS
  • 2004 – Daria Kotys-Schwartz, ME
  • 2003 – Peter Mathys, ECEN
  • 2002 – Clayton Lewis, CS
  • 2001 – Mike Brandemuehl, CEAE
  • 2000 – Ken Gall, ME
  • 1999 – Janet deGrazia, ChE/ME
  • 1998 – Dave Clough, ChE