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Awards

The department of Human Centered Design & Engineering is proud of the accomplishments of its faculty, staff, and students. 

In addition to the awards below, HCDE also awards the Mikey Award and student Awards of Excellence annually.

2017

Cecilia Aragon, Fulbright Award
Allen Lee, HCDE 2017 Classified Staff Award
Alex Llapitan, HCDE 2017 Professional Staff Award
Sean Munson, HCDE 2017 Junior Faculty Award
Sean Munson, College of Engineering Awards—Junior Faculty Award
Kerem Özcan, College of Engineering Awards—Student Teaching
Linda Wagner, HCDE 2017 Faculty Teaching Award

2016

Gary Hsieh, HCDE 2016 Faculty Innovator—Junior Award
Sean Munson, National Science Foundation CAREER Award
Daniela Rosner, HCDE 2016 Faculty Innovator—Research Award
Kate Starbird, HCDE 2016 Faculty Innovator—Teaching & Learning Award
Morgan Tubby, HCDE 2016 Staff Innovator—Classified

2015

​Cecilia Aragon, HCDE 2015 Faculty Innovator—Research Award
Julie Kientz, Innovation Research Award, University of Washington 
Sean Munson, Innovation Research Award, University of Washington 
Sean Munson, College of Engineering Awards—Teaching Award
Sean Munson, HCDE 2015 Faculty Innovator—Teaching & Learning Award
Daniel Perry, HCDE 2015 Student Innovator—Research Award
Leah Pistorius, HCDE 2015 Staff Innovator—Professional
Daniela Rosner, National Science Foundation CAREER Award
Daniela Rosner, HCDE 2015 Faculty Innovator—Junior Award
Taylor Scott, HCDE 2015 Student Innovator—Teaching Award
Elaine Shelley, HCDE 2015 Staff Innovator—Classified

2014

Cassie Atkinson-Edwards, HCDE 2014 Staff Innovator—Classified
Andrew Davidson, HCDE 2014 Faculty Innovator—Teaching & Learning Award
Masashi Kato, Leslie Birkland Award for Leadership and Excellence in Japanese Education
Julie Kientz, College of Engineering Community of Innovators Award—Research Award
Julie Kientz, HCDE 2014 Faculty Innovator—Research Award
DJ Miller, HCDE 2014 Staff Innovator—Professional
Kate Starbird, HCDE 2014 Faculty Innovator—Junior Award

2013

Cecilia Aragon, Distinguished Alumni Award in Computer Science, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley
Cecilia Aragon, HCDE 2013 Faculty Innovator—Teaching & Learning Award
Gary Hsieh, National Science Foundation Career Award (received while at Michigan State University)
Julie Kientz, MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 Honoree
Charlotte Lee, College of Engineering Community of Innovators Award—Junior Faculty
Charlotte Lee, HCDE 2013 Faculty Innovator—Junior Award
Jaime Luce, HCDE 2013 Staff Innovator—Professional
Mark Zachry, HCDE 2013 Faculty Innovator—Research Award

2012

Mark Haselkorn, HCDE 2012 Faculty Innovator—Research Award 
Julie Kientz, Hartwell Innovation Award
Julie Kientz, HCDE 2012 Faculty Innovator—Junior Award
DJ Miller, HCDE 2012 Staff Innovator—Professional
Judy Ramey, Lifetime Achievement Award, Society for Technical Communication
Kate Starbird, Woman of Inspiration Award, Seattle Storm
Jennifer Turns, HCDE 2012 Faculty Innovator—Teaching & Learning Award
Lisa Yamasaki, HCDE 2012 Staff Innovator—Classified

2011

Beth Kolko, HCDE 2011 Faculty Innovator—Research Award
Charlotte Lee, HCDE 2011 Faculty Innovator—Junior Award
Judith Ramey, Ronald S. Blicq Award for Distinction in Technical Communication
Mark Zachry, Associate Fellow, Society for Technical Communication
Mark Zachry, Jay R. Gould Award, Society for Technical Communication
Mark Zachry, Outstanding Alumni Award, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Iowa State University|
Mark Zachry, HCDE 2011 Faculty Innovator—Teaching and Learning Award

2010

Julie Kientz, National Science Foundation Career Award
Charlotte Lee, National Science Foundation Career Award
Judith Ramey, Ken Rainey Award for Excellence in Research, Society for Technical Communication

2009

Cynthia Atman, David B. Thorud Leadership Award, University of Washington
Gian Bruno, College of Engineering Community of Innovators Award—Professional Staff

2008

Cecilia Aragon, Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
Cynthia Atman, William Elgin Wickenden Award from the American Society of Engineering Education
Jan Spyridakis, Ronald S. Blicq Award for Distinction in Technical Communication
Jennifer Turns, J. Ray Bowen Professorship for Innovation in Engineering Education
Jennifer Turns, William Elgin Wickenden Award
Mark Zachry, Best Collection of Original Essays in Scientific & Technical Communication, National Council of Teachers of English

2007

David Farkas, Jay R. Gould Award, Society for Technical Communication
Judith Ramey, Diana Award
Judith Ramey, IEEE Landmark Paper Author Award
Jan Spyridakis, Distinguished Contributions to Lifelong Learning Award, University of Washington
Jan Spyridakis, Ken Rainey Award for Excellence in Research, Society for Technical Communication
Jan Spyridakis, Frank R. Smith Outstanding Journal Article Award, Society for Technical Communication

2006

Cynthia Atman, Fellow, American Society of Engineering Education
Cynthia Atman, Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Cynthia Atman, The Mitchell T. and Lella Blanche Bowie Endowed Chair, COE, University of Washington
Jan Spyridakis, Jay R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching, Society for Technical Communication

2005

David Farkas, Premier Award for Excellence in Engineering Education

2003

Cynthia Atman, Design Studies Best Paper Award
Beth Kolko, Woody Everett Award for Best Paper from the Computers in Education Division of the Association of Engineering Education
Jennifer Turns, Design Studies Award
Jennifer Turns, New Faculty Fellow, Frontiers in Education Conference
Mark Zachry, Teacher of the Year in the Humanities, USU College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Mark Zachry, Teacher of the Year in the Humanities, USU Department of English

2002

Cynthia Atman, ASEE Chester F. Carison Award for Innovation in Engineering Education
Cynthia Atman, Outstanding Professor in Industrial Engineering
Jennifer Turns, Career Award Recipient, NSF

2001

Beth Kolko, Fulbright Award
Jan Spyridakis, Frank R. Smith Outstanding Journal Article Award, Society for Technical Communication
Jan Spyridakis, Frank R. Smith Outstanding Article Award, Society for Technical Communication
Jennifer Turns, New IE Educator Outstanding Paper Award, Industrial Engineering Division of the American Society for Engineering Education

2000

Judith Ramey, Jay R. Gould Award, Society for Technical Communication
Judith Ramey, Fellow, Society for Technical Communication
Jan Spyridakis, Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Washington Educational Outreach

1999

David Farkas, Distinguished Technical Communication Award, Society for Technical Communication
David Farkas, Author’s Choice Award for Best Help Book, WinWriters

1998

Beth Kolko, Best Webtext of 1998
Mark Zachry, Research Excellence Award, Iowa State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

1997

David Farkas, Fellow, Society for Technical Communication
Jan Spyridakis, Fellow, Society for Technical Communication

1995

Jan Spyridakis, Achievement Award for Best Research Article, Society for Technical Communication

1993

Cynthia Atman, National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award
Jan Spyridakis, Award of Distinguished Communication, Society for Technical Communication

1990

Judith Ramey, Best Collection of Articles, NCTE
Jan Spyridakis, Best Article Reporting Formal Research in Technical or Scientific Communication, National Council of Teachers of English
Jan Spyridakis, Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Washington.
Michio Tsutsui, Donald E. Petersen Professor, COE, University of Washington

1989

Jan Spyridakis, Faculty Achievement Award for Outstanding Teaching, College of Engineering, University of Washington

1987

David Farkas, Best Research Article Award, National Council of Teachers of English

1986

Judith Ramey, Fellows Award, Association of Teachers of Technical Writing

1985

David Farkas, Best Article Award, National Council of Teachers of English

1981

David Farkas, Distinguished Technical Communication for Outstanding Scholarship, Society for Technical Communication