Shah Center Director Awarded for Contributions to Engineering Education

January 14, 2022 | News, UToday, Alumni, Engineering
By Kirk Baird

Angie Gorny, director of the Shah Center for Engineering Career Development at The University of Toledo, was recently announced as the 2021 recipient of the Alvah K. Borman Award.

Named for Alvah K. Borman, dean of graduate placement services at Northeastern University, for his outstanding contributions to engineering cooperative education, the award is given to past or present members of the Cooperative and Experiential Education Division “who have made sustained, honorable and meritorious contributions to the promotion of the philosophy and practice of cooperative education in engineering and technology.”


Gorny is the chair elect for the Cooperative and Experiential Education Division, which is part of the American Society for Engineering Education, after serving as the conference program chair in 2020 and as assistant chair in 2019. She also serves as president of the Ohio Cooperative Education Association

“I am humbled and consider myself incredibly fortunate to have been selected as the Borman Award winner,” Gorny said. “This would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication from the Shah Center Team that continues to strive for greatness, as well as the support from our College of Engineering Leadership and Industry Partners. I am grateful for all that they do to enhance our integrated co-op program to be world class.”

She was nominated by Dr. Matthew Franchetti, associate dean of undergraduate studies at UToledo, and Jonathan Gordon, global talent acquisition manager at Place Technologies.

“Angie contributes to the advancement of Engineering Cooperative education through her commitment to the advancement and strengthening of the professional organizations that support this educational tool,” Franchetti said. “And she has worked to streamline the organizational roles to better align responsibilities and create synergy of efforts.”

Added Gordon: “Angie is a true advocate for engineering cooperative education, and her involvement is a testament to the passion she has for contributing to this field.”

Gorny will receive the award next month at the 2022 Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration in Tempe, Arizona.

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