Corcoran Award

Award Description

The William H. Corcoran Award is presented each year to the author(s) of the most outstanding article published in Chemical Engineering Education.

About William H. Corcoran

CEE Memorial Article: William H. Corcoran

Award Info

Description of William H. Corcoran Award on ASEE’s website

Award Recipients

2022 William H. Corcoran Award Recipient(s)

A Sociocultural Learning Framework for Inclusive Pedagogy in Engineering

Stephanie Farrell, Rowan University
Allison Godwin and Donna M. Riley, Purdue University

Former Award Recipients

YearAwardee(s)Awardee Institution(s)CEE Article
1986Richard M. Felder
North Carolina State University
The Generic Quiz: A Device to Stimulate Creativity and Higher-Level Thinking Skills
Cheating-An Ounce of Prevention … or the Tragic Tale of the Dying Grandmother
1987R. Byron Bird
University of Wisconsin, Madison
In Memoriam : Olaf Andreas Hougen
1988C. Thomas Sciance
University of Texas, Austin
Chemical Engineering in the Future
1989
Robert L. Kabel
Pennsylvania State University
Instruction in Scaleup
1990E. Dendy Sloan
Colorado School of Mines
Extrinsic Versus Intrinsic Motivation in Faculty Development
1991
John M. Prausnitz
Davor P. Sutija
University of California, Berekeley
Chemical Engineering in the Spectrum of Knowledge
1992Robert G. Squires
G. V. Reklaitis
N. C. Yeh
J. F. Mosey
I. A. Karimi
P. K. Anderson
Purdue University
Purdue-Industry Computer Simulation Modules: The Amoco Resid Hydrotreater Process
1993Noel de Nevers
University of Utah
“Product in the Way” Processes
1994Donald R. Woods
Stuart Churchill
Richard Felder
John O’Connell
R. Byron Bird
H. Scott Fogler
McMaster University
University of Pennsylvania
North Carolina State University
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin, Madison
University of Michigan
1995
Michael M. Abbot
M. V. Ariyapadi
N. Balsara
S. Dasgupta
J. S. Furno
P. Futerko
D. P. Gapinski
T. A. Grocela
R. D. Kaminsky
S. G. Karlsruther
E. W. Kiewra
A. S. Narayan
K. K. Nass
J. P. O’Connell
C. J. Parks
G. S. Roth
D. F. Rogowski
M. B. Sarsfield
K. M. Smith
M. Sujanani
J. J. Tee
N. Tzouvaras
Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute


A Field Guide to the Excess Functions
1996
David F. Ollis
North Carolina State University
The Research Proposition
1997Edwin Lightfoot
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Evolution for Chemical Engineers
1998James. M. Haile
Clemson University
Toward Technical Understanding: Part l. Brain Structure and Function
Toward Technical Understanding: Part 2. Elementary Levels
1999John Prausnitz
University of California, Berkeley
Chemical Engineering and the Other Humanities
2000Ronald Miller
Barbara Olds
Colorado School of Mines
Using Portfolios to Assess a Chemical Engineering Program
2001David DiBiasio
William Clark
Anthony Dixon
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteA Project-Based, Spiral Curriculum for Introductory Courses in Chemical Engineering: Part 2. Implementation
2002Phillip R. Westmoreland
University of Massachusetts
Chemistry and Life Sciences in a New Vision of ChE
2003
Duncan M. Fraser
Jennifer M. Case
University of Cape Town, South Africa
The Challenges of Promoting and Assessing for Conceptual Understanding in Chemical Engineering
2004David L. Silverstein
University of Kentucky
Increasing Time Spent on Course Objectives when Using Computer Programming to Teach Numerical Methods
2005James A. Newell
Kevin D. Dahm
Roberta Harvey
Heidi L. Newell
Rowan University
Developing Metacognitive Engineering Teams
2006Joseph J. Biernacki
Tennessee Technological UniversityA Quantitative Course-Level Strategy for Using Outcomes-Based Assessment to Guide Continuous Improvement
2007Richard Turton
Joseph Shaeiwitz
West Virginia University
Design Projects of the Future
2008
Christopher Long
Michael Matthews
Nancy Thompson
University of South Carolina
Fostering an Active Learning Environment for Undergraduates: Peer-to-Peer Interactions in a Research Group
2009Neil S. Forbes
University of Massachusetts
A Module to Foster Engineering Creativity: an Interpolative Design Problem and an Extrapolative Research Project
2010
Heather Sheardown
Donald Woods
McMaster University
Ideas for Creating and Overcoming Student Silences
2011David L. Silverstein
Gifty Osei-Prempeh
University of Kentucky
West Virginia University Institute of Technology
Making A Chemical Process Control Course an Inductive and Deductive Learning Experience
2012Margot Vigeant
Michael Prince
Katharyn Nottis
Bucknell University
Fundamental Research in Engineering Education — Development of Concept Questions and Inquiry-Based Activities in Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer: An Example for Equilibrium vs. Steady-State
2013Donald R. Woods
McMaster University
PBL: An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Authentic Problem-Based Learning (aPBL)
2014Michael J. Prince
Maura J. Borrego
Charles R. Henderson
Stephanie L. Cutler
Jeffrey E. Froyd
Bucknell University
Virginia Tech
Western Michigan University
Virginia Tech
Texas A&M University
Use of Research-Based Instructional Strategies in Core Chemical Engineering Courses
2015David D. Shaw
Leonard F. Pease III
University of Utah
Efficient Grading
2016Randy D. Weinstein
Villanova University
Improved Performance via the Inverted Classroom
2017Michael Prince
Margot Vigeant
Katharyn Nottis
Bucknell University
Repairing Student Misconceptions in Heat Transfer Using Inquiry-Based Activities
2018Polly Piergiovanni
Lafayette College
Students Learn Without Lectures: Scaffolded Problem-Based Learning in an Applied Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer Course
2019Katrina Mÿ Quyên Lê
Anthony Butterfield
Kerry Kelly
Pierre-Emmanuel Gaillardon
Kyle Tingey
Thomas Becnel
University of Utah




University of Utah, Velentium
Building Air Quality Sensors & Inspiring Citizen Scientists
2020Jamie Gomez
Vanessa Svihla
University of New MexicoBuilding Individual Accountability though Consensus
2021Cheryl Bodnar
Emily Dringenberg
Brittany Butler
Daniel Burkey
Daniel Anastasio
Matthew Cooper
Rowan University
Ohio State University
Rowan University
University of Connecticut
Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
North Carolina State University
Revealing the Decision-Making Processes of Chemical Engineering Students in Process Safety Contexts

2022Stephanie Farrell
Allison Godwin
Donna M. Riley
Rowan University
Purdue University
A Sociocultural Learning Framework for Inclusive Pedagogy in Engineering