ME Ph.D. alum Daniel Kawano (2011) was awarded the Ferdinand P. Beer and E. Russell Johnston, Jr., Outstanding New Mechanics Educator Award by the Mechanics Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) in June 2016. Kawano is currently an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and is a coauthor, with ME Professor Emeritus Benson Tongue, of the forthcoming textbook Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics.
The prestigious ASEE Mechanics Division teaching award is given annually to “up to two individuals (contingent to availability of funds) who have shown a strong commitment to mechanics education. The winners are selected on the basis of their exceptional contributions to mechanics education. Individuals who have no more than five years of academic experience past their first regular academic appointment are eligible.”