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Our graduates are successful

UDM Engineering and Science graduates go on to succeed in their profession and/or gain acceptance into professional schools. See what some UDM alumni do after graduation.   


boatsThe UDM Engineering & Science faculty members have received many acknowledgements for their teaching.  The high level of recognition is outstanding for a small university.

  • Best Paper Award (1st Place), Assessing a Conceptual Approach to Undergraduate Dynamics Instruction, Richard Hill and Kirstie Plantenberg, Proceedings of the North Central Conference-14, American Society for Engineering Education, 2014.
  • ASEE North Central Conference, Columbus, Ohio
    2013 - 1st Place Best Paper Award: "/Experiential Education and Broad 
    Value Creation is Enabled by the Disabled/"
  • ASEE North Central Conference, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, 2011
    1st Place Best Paper Award: "
    Capstone Lessons to Prepare 
    Students for the Changing World of Corporate Innovation"
  • Conference Poster Winner (Most Innovative). "Engaging Team-Based Learning Activities in the Anatomical Sciences."  Team-Based Learning Collaborative: Tracy-Bee, Mary, and James Montante.
  •  Vice President of External Relations. Board of Directors. American Society for Engineering Education: Yost, Sandra.
  • Recognition and Appreciation of Leadership, Service and Research Contributions to the Field of Network Security. Outstanding Achievement Award. The 2010 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing (WORLFCOMP􁪽10):   Daimi, Kevin.
  •  2009 Outstanding Faculty member and Network Contributor.  Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network: Jonathan Weaver. 
  • ANACHEM Fellow Award.  Association of Analytical Chemists: Lanigan, Katherine.
  • Best Paper Award (3rd place), Mark Schmack, Energy Conversion and Conservation Division of the American Society for Engineering Education, Annual Conferences in 2005 and 2006.
  • Undergraduate Neuroscience Educator of the Year, 2004:  Mary Lou Caspers
  • Best Paper Award: (3rd place)  Simulated Engineering Ethics, Hoback, A.S., Proceedings of the North Central Conference-04, American Society for Engineering Education, 2004.
  • Best Teacher Award: Shuvra Das, American Society for Engineering Education, 2002.
  • Best Paper Award: A Competition-Motivated Capstone Design Course, Paulik, M., Krishnan, M., IEEE
    Transactions, 2001.
  • NSF Outstanding Lecturer Award: Mark Paulik.

Faculty Awards for Research

  • See education related research.
  • Best Paper Award in the Porous Media and Membranes category: Flow Regimes in Foam-Like Highly Porous Media, Nihad Dukhan; 10th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics in Orlando, Fla., July 16, 2014.
  • Nomination for Best Paper Award:  Smart Grid Security Concepts and Issues, Mustafa Saed, Kevin Daimi, Nizar Al Holou; 2013 International Conference of Information Security and Internet Engineering, London, U.K., 3-5 July.
  • Best Paper Award:  Public Perception of Walkability: Assessing perception dependency on scene attributes and respondents characteristics, Bernasconi, C., Hoback, A., Proceeding of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association, Chicago, May 25-28, 2011.
  • Research Paper Award of the American Chemical Society, Environmental Chemistry Division, Rihana, A., 2000.
  • Howard Alper Prize, NSERC, Mehrabi, M.


Shulamith Schlick


Professor of Physical Chemistry

The Polish Radiation Research Society awarded the Maria Sklodowska-Curie Medal to University of Detroit Mercy Chemistry & Biochemistry Professor Shulamith Schlick. The award was presented to Schlick at the XIV Congress of the Polish Radiation Research Society.  The Society is an organization devoted to the research and development of radiation.

She has over 200 refereed publications, a book and a book chapter.