University Engagement Unsung Hero Award

The Unsung Hero Award is given to an individual of the Wabash Valley, including members of the ISU community, who demonstrated an extraordinary commitment and went beyond the call of duty in service to their community and/or company during the pandemic.

The winner of the Unsung Hero Award is Dr. Michael Williamson, an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Engineering and Technology Management.  During the height of the pandemic, Dr. Williamson organized a fundraiser and wrote grants to obtain enough food to feed 125 families per day in his hometown.  This funding lasted for two months helping many children whose parents had lost their service-based jobs due to restaurants closing and were unable to apply for governmental aid due to the governmental offices closing.  The food helped families survive until remote computer stations were established to help the unemployed apply for federal funding.  Dr. Williamson also stepped up to help k-12 students learn when they were faced with remote learning during the pandemic.  Dr. Williamson obtained funding through grants and donations that allowed for the setup of six remote learning sites for students.  The remote learning sites provided students with reliable internet, a computer to download, print, and submit assignments school assignments.  Post pandemic the computers and other equipment obtain will be donated to the public library for use with the after-school program which promotes learning and development of our youth. The after-school program targets at-risk and minority children.  Dr. Williamson recently organized a blood drive to help fill the shortfall during the pandemic.  The drive collected enough blood to save 78 lives.


Congratulations to Drs. Sheikh Ferdous and Maria Javaid for receiving the Indiana Space Grant Consortium (INSGC) grants.

State Magazine

Packaging Engineering Technology and other COT programs are highlighted in the most recent State Magazine, which can be found here.

Spring 2021 Dean's List

The spring 2021 COT Dean's List can be found here.  Congratulations to our students for this great accomplishment!

To be eligible for the list, undergraduate students must be full-time and maintain a cumulative term grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.  Full-time status for Dean’s List calculation is determined by a minimum of 12 credit hours of punitive grades (“A” through “F”). 

April 2021 - College of Technology Awards

Congratulations to the 2020-21 COT Awards recipients, which can be found at here.