Three faculty members from Missouri University of Science and Technology have received President’s Awards, the highest honor bestowed by the University of Missouri System, for excellence among the university’s four mission areas of teaching, research, service and economic development.


Three faculty members from Missouri University of Science and Technology have received President’s Awards, the highest honor bestowed by the University of Missouri System, for excellence among the university’s four mission areas of teaching, research, service and economic development.

The awards were presented to winners in early March. Recipients will be honored at an awards dinner in June with the University of Missouri Board of Curators.

Winners from Missouri S&T include:
Dr. Mohamed Rahaman, professor of materials science and engineering, winner of the Inter-Campus Collaboration Award for his work with Dr. B. Sonny Bal, associate professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Dr. Klaus Woelk, associate professor and assistant chair of chemistry, winner of the Innovative Teaching Award for redesigning introductory level chemistry courses to include discussion boards, student response devices, online testing and homework, and the ability to communicate with the instructor through text messaging during class.

Rick Stephenson, professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering and assistant department chair for graduate affairs, winner of the Cross-Cultural Engagement Award for his work with Engineers Without Borders.