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Midlam-Mohler awarded NSF EcoCAR Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award

Shawn Midlam-MohlerShawn Midlam-Mohler is more than just the faculty advisor for the Ohio State EcoCAR team, he is a mentor to his students who pushes them to achieve their goals and take risks. For these reasons among others, Midlam-Mohler is the recipient of the 2018 NSF Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award.

This award recognizes a faculty advisor who promotes the goals, objectives and activities related to EcoCAR, has created the best automotive engineering and engineering design experience for their students and has best used EcoCAR to enrich the university engineering program.

“It was a great honor to receive the 2018 NSF Faculty Advisor Award,” said Midlam-Mohler. “I have been blessed to be able to work with such a dedicated, creative and talented group of students. Succeeding in something like EcoCAR requires the contributions of hundreds of students, multiple departments and centers within Ohio State and multiple partnerships with industry.  It has been a tremendous experience to help our students coordinate and execute this project.”

Midlam-Mohler has provided an exceptional learning experience for his students and his students look to him for guidance on reaching both long and short term goals. One student attests to this in his nomination saying “Dr. Shawn has truly impacted my education in unparalleled ways.” His commitment to developing his students is summed up in his team philosophy-EcoCAR is about building students, not just hybrids.