Engineer Awards from SWE, AEE, & in Teaching

Carina E. Hahn, UT A 2016, has been selected for the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Outstanding Collegiate Member award. She was chosen for her “extraordinary commitment to mentoring young girls and women engineering students, for dedications to SWE, and for working towards advances in materials science and engineering.” Hahn is pursuing combined bachelor’s and master’s degrees in materials science and engineering at the University of Utah.

She currently serves as UT Alpha Chapter corresponding secretary, is a past chapter vice president, and a 2014 Tau Beta Pi Scholar. Read the news article for more on Hahn and the SWE award.


The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) recently awarded the 2015 Energy Engineer of the Year in Region IV to Don E. Swick, LA D ’75. Swick has worked for three years in the University of New Mexico Physical Plant Department as a facilities engineer. According to the article, Swick has managed seven major projects in that time including “major heating, ventilation & air conditioning controls and lighting upgrade projects that have reduced energy consumption valued at $600,000 annually.”


Earlier this week, four faculty members at the University of Alabama (UA) were recognized as 2015 recipients of the University’s highest honor for excellence in teaching with the Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award. The awards were announced by the University of Alabama National Alumni Association. Mark E. Barkey, Ph.D. (MO B ’89), was among this year’s honorees. Dr. Barkey is a professor in the department of aerospace engineering and mechanics in the UA College of Engineering.

Read the press release for details on Dr. Barkey’s previous experience as a senior engineer in the fatigue synthesis and analysis group at General Motors and about his teaching philosophy.


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