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Office of the Dean
Phone: (208) 885-6470
Toll-free: 88-88-UIDAHO
Fax: (208) 885-6645
Email: deanengr@uidaho.edu

Janssen Engineering (JEB)
Room 125

875 Perimeter Drive MS 1011
Moscow, ID 83844-1011

Dean's Office Directory


Contact Denise Engebrecht
Phone: (208) 364-6123
Fax: (208) 364-3160
Email: denisee@uidaho.edu

Idaho Water Center
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702


Idaho Falls

Contact Debbie Caudle
Phone: (208) 282-7983
Fax: (208) 282-7929
Email: debrac@uidaho.edu

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Distance Education

Engineering Outreach
Phone: (208) 885-6373
Toll-free: (800) 824-2889
Fax: (208) 885-9249
E-mail: outreach@uidaho.edu


2011 Award Winners

Outstanding Faculty Award

Outstanding Faculty Award - Ahmed Abdel-Rahim
Ahmed Abdel-Rahim
Dr. Abdel-Rahim received this award because of his excellent record in teaching, research and service. His strong work ethic and commitment to his department shows in his daily work and the extra effort he puts into teaching and taking on additional projects.

Outstanding Staff Awards

Outstanding Staff - PK Northcutt
P.K. Northcutt
Happy Saturday! P.K.'s infectious positive attitude and willingness to help students, staff and faculty have earned him this award.

Outstanding Staff - Sue Branting
Sue Branting
Sue exceeds the expectations of an employee in the college and her service to the students and people she works with has far exceeded her job description. Sue takes on any project she is given with passion and her willingness and ability to help students is unmatched.

Outstanding Staff - Becky Schoenberb
Becky Schoenberg
is a vital member of the mechanical engineering staff and her friendly attitude and helpfulness are noticed by fellow staff, faculty, students and parents. Becky’s knowledge and guidance are appreciated by anyone who interacts with her.

Outstanding Graduate Student Awards

Outstanding Graduate Student - Randy Maglinao
Randy Maglinao - Biological & Agricultural Engineering
Randy Maglinao began his PhD degree at the university in Biological and Agricultural Engineering in fall 2007 when he conducted research through our Bioenergy and Biofuels graduate program. Randy is a hard worker and very motivated and due to that, he was the first in his field to discover that thermo-hydrogenolysis of glycerol to produce alcohols and other products can be achieved with in situ hydrogen generation. Randy has accepted a position as a Research Associate at Montana State University at Havre.

Outstanding Graduate Student - Nicholas Guho
Nicholas Guho - Civil Engineering
Nicholas Guho completed his MS degree in civil engineering in August 2010 and transitioned into a PhD program in the same month. Nick has been highly productive in his time at the University of Idaho. He was the chief engineer on the design and construction of a 5,000 gallon scale model advanced nutrient removal wastewater treatment plant, assisted in engineering and constructing a nitrifying trickling filter pilot system at the Colfax wastewater treatment plant and designed and built and Programmable Logic Controller to operate much of the environmental engineering laboratory.

Outstanding Senior Awards

Outstanding Senior - Tim Kunz
Tim Kunz – Biological & Agricultural Engineering
Tim has been on the Dean’s list for the last three years and will be graduating with a 3.6 GPA. Next semester Tim will be pursuing a Master in Science of Prosthetics and Orthotics at the Georgia Institute of Technology and his ultimate career goal is to help children who have been afflicted with cancer by providing prosthetics and orthotics at minimal cost.

Outstanding Senior - Curtis Bower
Curtis Bower – Mechanical Engineering
Curtis has just graduated summa cum laude and will be going to the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society’s 55th Annual Meeting in September to present his paper “Seeing with Sound”. Curtis will be completing an internship with Intel this summer and then will return to the University of Idaho in the fall to pursue his Master’s Degree under Dr. Wolbrecht.

Outstanding Senior - Alec Bowman
Alec Bowman – Mechanical Engineering
After graduating from high school in Pocatello, Idaho, Alec came to the University of Idaho to study Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics. Alec stayed active on campus as a member of the executive board of the U-Idaho chapter of the Associated Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Ballroom Dance Team at the University of Idaho, and the President of the Honors Student Advisory Board. After graduation, he plans to enter graduate school at the University of Kansas to earn his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering.

Outstanding Senior - Cody Miller
Cody Miller – Computer Science
Cody came to the University of Idaho in 2006 and found the CS degree to have a diversity of classes and fantastic opportunities to work with highly qualified professors. Cody will be joining Microsoft after graduation.

Outstanding Senior - Frank Beckwith
Frank Beckwith – Civil Engineering
Frank has maintained a 3.63 GPA throughout his college career while taking graduate level classes at the University of Idaho. In addition, he has competed in the National Student Steel Bridge Competition, making it to Nationals his junior year. He is highly active in ASCE and other extracurricular activities and has been awarded a number of scholarships. Frank plans to work for up to a year before pursuing a master’s degree in structural engineering.

Outstanding Senior - Seth Gibbon
Seth Gibbon – Chemical Engineering
Seth has exhibited excellent leadership skills and the ability to be an effective team member. He has participated in multiple group projects as well as international competitions with great success. He has excelled in his academic work and created a firm foundation in his research proficiency during his time here. He has also contributed to the department by giving presentations and demonstrations in high schools to recruit new students. Seth has accepted a position with Micron in Boise after graduation.

Outstanding Senior - Chenchen Li
Jimmy Li – Electrical Engineering
Jimmy will be pursuing graduate studies in Electromagnetics at the University of Texas in Austin. Jimmy worked as an undergraduate researcher in Applied Electromagnetic Waves Laboratory. Jimmy was also involved with the NASA space elevator project team and the Vandal Atmospheric Science Team.

Outstanding Senior - Kevin Roos
Kevin Roos – Computer Engineering
Kevin worked as an undergraduate researcher with the Center for Intelligent Systems Research working on cooperative control of underwater autonomous vehicles. Kevin has accepted a position with Micron in Boise.

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Lindsay Barnett – Materials Science
Lindsay put a lot of time and effort into her courses to achieve the best grades she could and it has paid off. Lindsay will be starting her career at Micron Technology in Boise working as a Reticle Process Engineer.

Brent Kisling – Electrical Engineering
This summer Brent will have an internship at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, working with the Jupiter Europa Orbiter mission project team. Brent has been very involved with the Vandal Atmospheric Science Team as part of the balloon rise program while he has been a student. Brent will be graduating next year.

Elowyn Yager - Outstanding Young Faculty
Dr. Yager is a Geomorphologist in Ecohydraulics in the Civil Engineering department in Boise. She is a leader in interdisciplinary cross-college and cross-institutional research and we are proud that she is part of our engineering family.