CEC Faculty win university awards

Diane Delisio accepting her Distinguished Service Award

Diane Delisio won the Distinguished Service Award,
recognizing 34 years of service to Miami University

CEC won big at the 2018 University Awards Ceremony.

On April 18, 2018 it was announced that Diane Delisio, associate dean on the College of Engineering and Computing, was awarded the Distinguished Service Award. Qihou Zhou, professor and chair in the electrical and computer engineering department, won the Distinguished Scholar Award. Clark Kelly, senior director of external communications, and Jessica Sparks, professor in the chemical, paper, and biomedical engineering department, won Excellence in Career Development Awards.

Distinguished Service Award

Diane Delisio has been with the College of Engineering and Computing for 34 years, starting as a programming professor at the regional campuses. After transitioning to the Oxford Campus, she became the associate dean in 2010 and the senior associate dean in 2015.

Delisio has been instrumental in many curriculum changes in the College of Engineering and Computing, including many that make the curriculum more student friendly. She is also heavily involved with the new Socially Engaged Engineering and Computing Initiative.

She was awarded the Distinguished Service Award for her prevailing impact on the university. This is one of the highest recognitions Miami has for a faculty or staff member.

Qihou Zhou accepting his Distinguished Scholar Award

Qihou Zhou won the Distinguished Scholar Award
for his groundbreaking research in atmospheric
sciences and radar technology

Distinguished Scholar Award

Qihou Zhou is a leading scholar in atmospheric sciences and radar technology. He is also the chair of the electrical and computer engineering department. For more information on Zhou, his work at Miami, and this award, read this article.

Excellence in Career Development Award

Winners of this award are recognized for a) incorporating career development into teaching and advising, b) seeking partnerships with employers, or c) providing internship, job, or graduate school opportunities for their students.

Jessica Sparks, one of the award winners in 2018, has been with Miami University since 2012, after having taught at Wake Forest University.

Clark Kelly, the other award winner in the College of Engineering and Computing, has been with Miami since 2010, following his career in the air force. Before becoming the Senior Director of External Relations and Communications in 2015, he held several positions in Career Services and Advancement.

By Paige Smith