The North Carolina State University Office of the Provost announced on November 22, 2013 that Dr. Greg Sawicki would be one of the 2013-2014 University Faculty Scholars. Dr. Sawicki was one of seven total nominees that the College of Engineering nominated for the prestigious awards—the most that the college was allowed to nominate for the program. Professor and Dean of the College of Engineering, Louis Martin-Vega, noted that the award is very well deserved and offered his sincere congratulations.
The University Faculty Scholars program was established in 2012 to reward excellence in early- and mid-career faculty at NC State. To meet eligibility requirements, faculty members must be assistant professors who have been appointed for a second term, associate professors, or full professors in their first three years serving at that rank. The program was designed as an effort by the university to invest in and retain high quality faculty members; it is funded through donations by Jim and Ann Goodnight and William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust. With this award, Dr. Sawicki will hold the title of University Faculty Scholar and receive a $10,000 annual supplement for the next five years to enhance his already outstanding work. Although only in its second year, Dr. Sawicki will be BME’s second faculty member to receive this prominent honor. Please join all of BME in offering Dr. Sawicki our sincere congratulations on this well-deserved recognition!