Civil Engineering senior Jason Regina has been recognized by UMKC as a Fall 2013 Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Honor Recipient.
Jason was one of seven UMKC graduating seniors honored in his class. This competitive award recognizes students that have made a significant contribution to the university or community via volunteer efforts. In addition, a cumulative 3.25 or greater GPA is required as an academic pre-requisite.
Regarding Jason’s nomination, the selection committee advised “The committee was very impressed with his academic achievements, leadership roles, and community service . . .” Jason has been instrumental in promoting international education, actively involved with Engineers without Borders, and is a member of the Tau Beta Pi and Chi Epsilon honor societies.
A breakfast reception and award ceremony was held on Dec. 13, 2013 to honor all of the Fall 2013 recipients.
Dr. Jerry Richardson, Associate Professor at the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering, was recently announced as a winner of the National Highway Institute Instructor of Excellence Award for the fourth consecutive year.
SCE congratulates Len Rodman, Chairman, President and CEO of Black & Veatch, a global engineering, consulting, and construction company. Mr. Rodman was honored at UMKC’s Celebration 2011 luncheon presentation on April 27th at the Intercontinental Hotel as our UMKC School of Computing and Engineering 2011 Alumni Achievement Award Recipient. The annual event honors outstanding alums, one from each UMKC School. Following the luncheon, Mr. Rodman visited with Kevin Truman, SCE’s dean, and was presented with a copy of his alumni plaque. The original was hung on SCE’s Distinguished Alumni Wall.
Since 2000 Mr. Rodman has led Black & Veatch, which is on the Forbes 500 list of largest US private companies. Under his leadership the company has experienced substantial growth and expansion in global markets. He is responsible for Black & Veatch’s engineering, construction, and related business activities in the energy, water, and information market sectors worldwide. Mr. Rodman has been recognized as the Power Elite, Ingram’s Magazine, 2000, 2003, & 2005.
Mr. Rodman is an active supporter of educational initiatives in the Kansas City area, serving as a member of the Board of Trustees and the Community / Legislative Affairs Committee of the University of Missouri – Kansas City, as well as the Board of Advisors of the University of Kansas – Edwards Campus. He is also on the Iowa State ECIAC (Engineering College Industrial Advisory Consul). He has been Director of ALLETE Inc. Mr. Rodman has served on the Board of INROADS, a minority based organization that helps to transition high school students through college and into productive business careers. His Professional Registrations include Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio; Diplomat, American Academy of Environmental Engineers; Professional Associations ASCE, AWWA, MSPE, NSPE, and WEF. He graduated with a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering in 1978 from the former coordinated engineering program between UMKC and MU which merged with the UMKC computer science department to form UMKC’s School of Computing and Engineering.
Oleg Gusak, SCE Research Professor, has received a Distinguished Technical Paper Award from OPNETWORK 2010 for his paper, Performance Analysis of IMS Control Plane Over WiMAX Access Network. According to one of the paper’s reviewers, “This is a concise, technically sound and excellent paper that targets the performance of the IMS signaling messages in a system whose enterprise side is made of a WiMAX network.” OPNETWORK is OPNET’s annual industry conference attracting leaders from industry, government and academic communities from all over the world. The conference focuses on advancing the state of application and network performance management. Approximately 1,800 participants attended the OPNETWORK conference held in Washington, DC August 30th thru September 2nd. Congratulations Oleg!