ME Professors Alice Agogino (BEST Lab Director) and Oliver O’Reilly are the co-recipients of the 2021 Berkeley Faculty Service Award (BFSA). The BFSA honors a member of the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate for their outstanding and dedicated service to the campus, and whose activities as a faculty member have significantly enhanced the quality of the campus as an educational institution and community of scholars. This award recognizes Senate service, which is essential to the ideal of shared governance, and contributions that have had a lasting and significant impact on the excellence of the Berkeley campus.
Excerpt: “Alice Agogino, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has an outstanding record of service to both the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate and the broader campus. Her service has been characterized by an unflagging commitment to diversity and inclusion, an inspiring imagination, along with an exceptional ability to collaborate with individuals from different academic areas, leveraging the complementary expertise that each brings to a task or decision. During her decades at Berkeley, Alice has seamlessly woven service into her teaching and research, and vice versa, modeling to countless students the inseparability of service and distinguished scholarship, and inspiring them to live lives of service. “
See full citations of their achievements at the Berkeleyan news article.
Due to COVID-19, the annual Senate service recognition ceremony is delayed until May 2021.