Dr. Reza Derakhshani was awarded the Leadership Excellence Achievement Program (LEAP) Faculty Award sponsored by the Western Chapter of the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers (WC MSPE). John Balling, President of the WC MSPE, hosted the awards ceremony at WC MSPE’s monthly dinner/presentation meeting on March 12, 2009 which was heal at the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering. The faculty LEAP award recognizes annually an SCE faculty that has demonstrated mentoring abilities that encourage students to seek leadership excellence in the engineering profession. It was awarded to Dr. Reza Derakhshani.
The student LEAP award recognizes annually two SCE students that have shown outstanding leadership and exemplary ethics. Noah Boydston (BSME) and Cory Douthat (BSECE) were presented the award.