Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Dr. Paul Barnhart, J. Bruce Jackson Award


The Jackson Award celebrates faculty and staff who have guided a student in their academic and career paths; fostered the student's long-term personal development; challenged the student to reflect, explore and grow as an individual; and supported and/or facilitated the student's goals and life choices.

There were 23 nominees this year. Nominees for the Jackson Award must demonstrate excellence in one or more of the following areas:
• Guiding the student toward discovery of academic and career paths 
• Fostering the long-term personal development of the student 
• Challenging the student to reflect, explore, and grow 
• Supporting and facilitating the student's goals and life choices

Here are some comments from the nominators:

“It was Dr. Barnhart’s guidance and support over the past year that helped me allay my fears and give clarity regarding my future educational and career goals”

“Dr. Barnhart has been an invaluable resource in my graduate school application and decision making process. He was always there to answer any question I had (and there were many). He knew my strengths and interests, and he shared his knowledge and experience gained by working in the aerospace industry, in helping me choose colleges with programs tailor made for me”

“Thanks to Prof. Barnhart I graduated with far less student debt and a semester earlier than I would have without him.”

“I know what I want to do with my life, and I am determined to do what it takes to fulfil my dreams. If there is one person at Case I would like to thank for being in this position, it is
Dr. Barnhart. He gave me the confidence and motivation needed to push harder and push further. His guidance and instruction has prepared me well for all the expected and unexpected events that life has in store for me.”

Spotlight: J. Bruce Jackson, MD