ROMEOVILLE, Ill. — Dr. Randy DeMik, a professor of aviation and transportation at Lewis University, was presented the Frank E. Sorenson Award at the annual University Aviation Association Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The award is presented to a professional educator who contributes substantial scholarly contributions to the field of aviation research and scholarship comparable to the scope of research, scholarship and publications attained by Dr. Frank E. Sorenson. The aviation education pioneer contributed aviation education texts to the field and expanded aviation education, research, and scholarship while serving as director of the University of Nebraska Aviation Education Research Group. He died in 1977.
In 2011, DeMik received the John K. Lauber Award for Aviation Safety at the University Aviation Association Fall Education Conference. His published research focuses on aviation safety.
Most recently, he coauthored an article titled, “Cross-sectional Assessment of Safety Culture Perceptions and Safety Behavior in Collegiate Aviation Programs in the United States” in the summer edition of International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace.