Award for Outstanding Engineering Teaching by an Assistant Professor
This award recognizes outstanding classroom teaching by an assistant professor to promote and encourage exceptional teaching in a faculty member's early career.
Recipients must demonstrate effective teaching as reflected through mechanisms such as course/ instructor surveys, show a warmth of spirit and a genuine concern for students, and exhibit the ability to impart knowledge while challenging students to conduct independent inquiry.
Nominations are made by engineering students and faculty. Final selection is made by a committee composed of the five most recent recipients of the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Award for Excellence in Engineering teaching and the student presidents of the Student Engineering Council (SEC) and the Graduate Engineering Council (GEC).
The 2013 recipient of the Award for Outstanding Engineering Teaching by an Assistant Professor is Dr. Fernanda Leite, Assistant Professor of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering.