Sarah Wilson, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, has been awarded the 2022 ASEE ChE Division's Raymond W. Fahien Award.
This award is given in honor of Ray Fahien, who was editor of Chemical Engineering Education from 1967-1995 and who was effectively the founding father of the journal. The award is given annually to an educator who has shown evidence of vision and contribution to chemical engineering education.
Wilson has been recognized by students and faculty through numerous teaching awards, including the departmental Outstanding Teacher in Chemical Engineering Award (2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021), Tau Beta Pi Outstanding Teaching Award (2019) and the Provost Outstanding Teaching Award (2019).
In addition to her teaching, Wilson has received an NSF grant to study mental health-related help-seeking in undergraduate engineering students. She and her UK collaborators seek to better understand engineering students' mental health, aiming to develop mental health interventions guided by data and social science theory. Wilson has also collaborated with two colleagues from outside UK to develop a workshop on promoting mental health and wellness in undergraduate engineering students.