Alumni Awards

College of Sciences and Arts Academy

Many of our alumni have been honored with induction into the College of Sciences and Arts Academy


Ziyong Cai – PhD, 1990, Physics
MS, 1988, Physics
VP, Analytics Head, QBE North America


Debasis Datta – PhD, 1994, Physics
Senior Enterprise Architect, General Motors


Werner R. Vogt – BS, 1966 Physics
President, Amikles AG, Switzerland


Steven L. Tomsovic – BS 1980, Physics
Professor and Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Washington State University


Walter E. Kauppila - BS 1964, Physics
Professor of Physics, Wayne State University


Joseph Roti Roti - BS 1965, Physics
Professor of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine


Carl R. Adams - BS 1962, Applied Physics
Chairman, Information and Decision Sciences Department, University of Minnesota

Paul D. Pietila - BS 1962, Applied Physics
Chief Operating Officer, Toledo Molding & Die (Retired)


Leonard C. Buckman - BS 1960, Engineering Physics
President and General Manager, Rockwell WABCO Vehicle Control Systems

Outstanding Service Award

Awarded for significant contributions to the success of the Alumni Association and/or University.

Donald Daavettila

Donald Daavettila

Associate Professor
2005 Recipient

Presidential Council of Alumnae

Michigan Technological University Presidential Council of Alumnae (PCA) members are recognized for personal and professional achievements in all facets of life, including education and career excellence and community involvement and volunteerism as a Michigan Tech student or alumna. Members meet annually on campus for activities that support the University’s strategic plan and specifically focus on engaging the campus community to educate, influence, and inspire the Women of Michigan Tech.

Henes Center for Quantum Phenomena Distinguished Alumna Award

Wolff-Reichert Award

Awarded annually by the American Physical Society to recognize and honor outstanding achievement in teaching, sustaining, and enhancing an advanced undergraduate laboratory course or courses at U.S. institutions.