Recipients of the two highest awards presented by the Brigham Young University's College of Engineering and Technology will be honored at a noon luncheon April 7 in 376 Wilkinson Center.
A. Woodruff Miller, professor of civil engineering, will receive the College Outstanding Teacher Award, and Phillip J. Smith, associate professor of chemical engineering, the College Outstanding Faculty Member Award.Miller, a member of the BYU faculty since 1974, has been consistently ranked among the top professors in the college by his students. Miller has also established himself as an authority on reading and interpreting data relayed by satellite about water quality, evaporation and temperature, and has used information from satellites to determine snow runoff and evaluate the quality of wetlands.
A 1969 graduate from BYU with a bachelor of engineering science degree, Miller completed his master's and doctoral degrees at Stanford University. He has also taught at Stanford, Auburn and Northeastern universities.
Smith entered BYU in 1971 as a student and completed all his academic degrees in chemical engineering and physics there.
As director of the Combustion Computations Laboratory, he is responsible for supplying computational and graphics materials for the Advanced Combustion Engineering Research Center, a program sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
Smith will also deliver an address at the closing College Lecture Series at 11 a.m. April 7 in the de Jong Concert Hall.