Tony and Kathy Brennan Award
This fund recognizes those non-faculty staff members who play a critical and often unseen role in the life of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (Department) through their years of service. The Brennan’s have devoted their lives to educating young people, having influenced countless students through their teaching and mentoring. Dr. Brennan served as a committee member for more than 260 Masters and Ph.D. level students at the University. He was a faculty member at the University for more than 28 years, serving from 1991 until his retirement in 2019. Dr. Brennan held the University’s Margaret A. Ross Endowed Professorship from 2003 until retirement. He was named as a Florida Blue Key Distinguished Professor in 2007. He was also a National Academy of Inventors Fellow and received the MSE Outstanding Faculty Award in 1995, 1997, 1998 and 2001.
The Fund shall be used to support one or more awards to celebrate the contributions of committed individuals in the Department who are responsible for impacting others through their duties, providing a critical and important service to the Department. This award primarily honors the dedication and outstanding service to the Department.
Other Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering Giving Opportunities
MAE Leadership Excellence Endowment
Rhines Rising Star Faculty Development Funds for Materials Science & Engineering
Optical Endoscopic Bio-imaging Development