Muthanna H. Al-Dahhan, chair of chemical and biological engineering, received the Mesopotamia Award for Engineering from the Iraqi Cultural Office – USA for his achievements in engineering.
Kyle Buchheit, a senior in chemical engineering and economics, qualified to represent Missouri S&T at the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in June in Anaheim, Calif. He placed second in both the microeconomics and statistical analysis competitions at the 50th Annual Missouri PBL State Leadership Conference in March.
Shamsher Prakash, professor emeritus of civil engineering, received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, in December 2008.
Kris Swenson, associate professor of English and technical communication, will take over as chair of the department on July 1. She replaces Gene Doty, who had served in the position since 2006 and plans to retire this summer.
Warren K. Wray, provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, was one of 37 geotechnical engineers named diplomate, a new professional recognition from the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Academy of Geo-Professionals.