Recognitions

  • Maura Borrego and Lynita K. Newswander: "Definitions of Interdisciplinary Research: Toward Graduate-level Interdisciplinary Learning Outcomes" was selected by the American Educational Research Association for the Outstanding Paper Award, 2010
  • State Council for Higher Education Rising Star Award, 2010
  • Virginia Tech College of Engineering Dean's Award for Excellence in Research, 2009
  • U.S Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) , 2008
  • Co-recipient of Frontier's in Education's 2008 Helen Plants Award for Best Special Session, 2008
  • NSF CAREER award to study interdisciplinary graduate engineering education, 2006
  • Outstanding New Assistant Professor, Engineering Dean’s Awards, Virginia Tech, 2007
  • Certificate of Teaching Excellence, Virginia Tech, 2007
  • New Faculty Fellow Award, National Academy of Engineering Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education, 2005
  • Engineering Dean’s List for Teaching, Spring 2005, Fall 2006, Fall 2007 Graduate Student Gold Award, Materials Research Society, Spring 2001 Meeting, 2001