May 23, 2017

Gary KuleckCollege of Engineering & Science Dean Gary Kuleck will receive the 2017 Engineering Society of Detroit’s Distinguished Service Award from Robert Magee, ESD executive director, and the organization’s Board of Directors. Kuleck has also worked with their magazine, Technology Century, as the publication’s editorial board chair.

Under Kuleck’s guidance, Detroit Mercy and the College won a five-year, multi-institutional, $21.4 M National Institutes of Health (NIH) ReBUILDetroit grant to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups in biomedical research. He was also instrumental in soliciting funding support from alumni and the NIH to develop the new Center for Automotive Systems Engineering Education (CASEE) and the Innovation Space for Research and Exploration (iNSPIRE) Laboratory, two facilities that inspire faculty and student research collaboration and encourage student participation in undergraduate research.

He has also led the way in supporting the development of new programming in bioengineering technology through a grant from the Clare Boothe Luce Foundation and the appointment of a sustainability director who will work to strengthen the College’s urban commitment to environmental and sustainability initiatives in Detroit.

Kuleck will leave Detroit Mercy on June 30 for a new opportunity in Oregon. In his place, Katherine Snyder will become the interim dean for the College of Engineering and Science.  Snyder has been the associate dean of Academic Affairs of the College of Engineering & Science and associate professor of Mathematics & Computer Science.