Clair J. Sullivan, a professor of nuclear, plasma and radiological engineering, is the 2015 winner of the national American Nuclear Society Mary Jane Oestmann Professional Women’s Achievement Award.
The award cites Sullivan “for contributions in the areas of radiation detection, homeland security, nuclear nonproliferation, new course development and for being an excellent teacher in the classroom.” The American Nuclear Society provides opportunities for professional development for its members.
Naira Hovakimyan, a professor of mechanical science and engineering, has received the Society of Women Engineers 2015 Achievement Award, the society’s highest honor. The award recognizes Hovakimyan’s significant contributions to mathematical control theory and its application in safety-critical systems. The award will be presented at the WE15 Conference on Oct. 23 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Society of Women Engineers aims to give a voice to women engineers in the industry.
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES
Michael Gray, a professor of entomology and of crop sciences, was selected to be one of the 2015 Honorary Members of the Entomological Society of America. Membership acknowledges those who have served the society for at least 20 years with significant involvement. Gray, along with other honorary members, will be honored this November at Entomology 2015 in Minneapolis. The society serves the professional and scientific needs of entomologists.