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A&A professors recognized with 2024 FACET Awards for outstanding career guidance

July 3, 2024

Hermanson, Shumlak, and Livne win 2024 FACET Awards for exceptional career guidance and mentorship.

A&A is proud to announce that three of our faculty members - Professors Jim Hermanson, Uri Shumlak, and Eli Livne - have been honored with the 2024 Faculty Appreciation for Career Education and Training (FACET) Award. This recognition, presented by the Career Center @ Engineering, celebrates faculty who have gone above and beyond in helping students realize their career aspirations.

The FACET program aims to recognize and connect faculty who have made exceptional contributions to their students' career development. Nominations are collected annually from engineering students, allowing the celebration of professors' work and familiarizing them with resources available to support their efforts and their students' needs.

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Jim Hermanson

Professor Jim Hermanson was lauded for his inspirational teaching style and dedication to student success. One student remarked, "Professor Hermanson has been an inspirational and kind faculty to me and my classmates in Aero. Our cohort loves him and how passionate he is about the subject that he taught." Students particularly appreciated his efforts in integrating career development tips into his lessons, helping them prepare for success in the industry.


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Uri Shumlak

Professor Uri Shumlak was recognized for his instrumental role in advising Senior Capstone projects and sharing his expertise in pulsed power systems. A student noted, "Every meeting with Professor Shumlak is genuinely a joy to experience. Despite his extremely busy schedule, he is always able to find time to meet with us, and responds to emails within hours with helpful advice." Professor Shumlak's guidance has been crucial in helping students develop skills that are in high demand across the industry.


Eli Livne headshot

Eli Livne

Professor Eli Livne was commended for his exceptional mentorship and commitment to students' growth and development. A Ph.D. student praised Professor Livne's patience and understanding, stating, "Professor. Livne's guidance during my Ph.D. studies has been invaluable. He patiently navigates complex concepts and research, offering insights that foster both academic and personal growth." The student also highlighted the numerous research opportunities Professor Livne has provided, including commercial wind tunnel tests, collaborations with NASA, Boeing, and the FAA, and support for scholarship applications.


These awards underscore the A&A department's commitment to not only academic excellence but also to preparing students for successful careers in the aerospace industry. The department extends congratulations to Professors Hermanson, Shumlak, and Livne for this well-deserved recognition of their dedication to student success both in and beyond the classroom.