The 2017 University of Utah College of Engineering staff, teaching and service awards were handed out Aug. 18 during the annual fall faculty meeting. Congratulations to all of the recipients of this year’s awards.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering’s administrative manager, Sheila Olson, received the College’s 2017 Outstanding Staff Award. Olson was recognized for her ten years in mechanical engineering, where she has been a passionate and hard-working organizer who has kept the department running trouble free. She successfully managed the overwhelming task of moving everyone to the newly-refurbished Rio Tinto Kennecott Mechanical Engineering building two years ago, and she continues to run the department’s payroll, budget and financial affairs without a glitch.

And best of all, Sheila performs all of those remarkable tasks with an infectious smile and an upbeat attitude, making her a joy to work with and a reliable person to turn to for help.