Awards

MAE Teacher of the Year

This award is to highlight faculty that has provided outstanding teaching within MAE.

  • 2021 Sean Niemi
  • 2020 Doug Spearot
  • 2019 Matt Hale
  • 2019 Teresa Benitez
  • 2018 Jonathan Scheffe
  • 2017 Chelsey Simmons
  • 2016 Peter Ifju
  • 2015 John Conklin
  • 2014 Mike Braddock
  • 2013 Dan Dickrell
  • 2012 Scott Banks
  • 2011 Carl Crane
  • 2010 Greg Sawyer
  • 2009 Tony Schmitz

MAE Researcher of the Year

This award is to highlight faculty that has provided outstanding research within MAE.

  • 2021 Chelsey Simmons

MAE Instructional Faculty Award

To encourage, recognize, and reward faculty members who have demonstrated innovation and creativity through the introduction of new educational processes or pedagogical advances that have or will have significant impact on student learning and engagement.

  • Excellence in Teaching Innovation Award
    • 2021 Andres Rubiano
    • 2020 Shannon Ridgeway
    • Excellence in Education Award 2020 Mike Braddock

MAE Jan Rockey Outstanding Staff Award

Jan Rockey served as an Administrative Assistant in the department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering for 35 years, from 1984 to 2019. She spent many years ensuring that everyone—faculty, staff, and students—felt like they were an important part of the department’s success. Her dedication and leadership serving the department chair and all other MAE stakeholders over the years were invaluable. Jan’s customer service skills were beyond exceptional, and they were genuine even in what is a business setting. Her commitment to sustain a caring and supportive department will always be remembered. This award showcases Jan’s values of dedication and leadership within MAE.

  • 2021 Shirley Robinson
  • 2020 Jeremy Hall
  • 2019Melanie DeProspero
  • 2019 Carrie Finley
  • 2018 Jennifer Brown
  • 2017 Terri Dildine
  • 2016 Paul Rocha
  • 2015 Carrie Pridgeon
  • 2014 Racquel Muir
  • 2013 Jeff Studstill
  • 2012 Salena Robinson
  • 2011 Jennifer Brown
  • 2010 Mark Riedy
  • 2009 Jan Machnik
  • 2009 Jan Rockey

MAE Innovation/Productivity Staff Award

This award is to highlight staff that has provided outstanding dedication in the areas of innovation or productivity to MAE.

  • 2021 Mary Church

MAE Staff Recognition – Years of Service at UF

5 – 10

2021 Carolyn Howard – 5
2021 Julia Sander – 5
2021 Christina Sells – 10
2018 Terri Dildine – 5
2018 Racquel Muir – 5
2018 Linda Sorrels – 5

15 – 25

2021 Tina Bolton – 15
2021 Jennifer Brown – 15
2021 Melanie DeProspero – 15
2021 Karen Ehlers – 25
2019 William Clements – 20
2018 Greg Norton – 15

30 – 40

2021 Sonya Clements – 30
2021 Donna Stilwell – 30
2020 Shirley Robinson – 40

MAE Retirements – Years of Service at UF

  • 2021 Salena Robinson – 37
  • 2019 Jeff Studstill – 39
  • 2019 Jan Rockey – 43
  • 2019 Raphael Haftka – 24
  • 2018 Mark Riedy – 30
  • 2017 David Mikolaitis – 35
  • 2016 Vann Chesney – 35
  • 2016 William E. Lear, Jr – 32
  • 2016 David Rockey – 19
  • 2016 Judith Shivers – 27
  • 2015 Skip Ingley – 42
  • 2012 David Jenkins – 35