Awards

Dean's Award for Outstanding Engineering Teaching by an Assistant Professor

The Cockrell School annually awards the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Engineering Teaching by an Assistant Professor to recognize teaching excellence. 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 and the Graduate Engineering Council.


The 2014-15 recipient is Paola Passalacqua, in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering. Since joining CAEE in January 2011, Dr. Passalacqua has taught three different courses for a collective total of 10 course offerings and has received excellent evaluations from her students. Engineering students find Passalacqua to be a dynamic, inspiring engaging and caring mentor that greatly enhances their educational experiences by bringing research into the classroom. She also received the CAEE Department Teaching Award in 2014, and in 2012, she received both the Ervin S. Perry Student Appreciation Award and a Faculty Appreciation Week Award.


Past Award Recipients since 1984:

2013-2014

Fernanda Leite

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
2012-2013

Todd Humphreys

Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

2011-2012

Michael Webber

Mechanical Engineering

2010-2011

Carolyn C. Seepersad

Mechanical Engineering

2009-2010

None awarded

 

2008-2009

Muhammad Zaman

Biomedical Engineering

2007-2008

Jeffrey Siegel

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

2006-2007

Oguzhan Bayrak

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

2005-2006

Thomas Truskett

Chemical Engineering

2004-2005

Kevin J. Folliard

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

2003-2004

E. Glenn Lightsey

Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

2002-2003

Katherine A. Liapi

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

2001-2002

Eric M. Taleff

Mechanical Engineering

2000-2001

Christine E. Schmidt

Biomedical Engineering

1999-2000

Craig M. Chase

Electrical & Computer Engineering

1998-1999

Noel Clemens

Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

1997-1998

Robert B. Gilbert

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

1996-1997

G. Edward Gibson

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

1995-1996

Roger T. Bonnecaze

Chemical Engineering

1994-1995

Rebecca R. Richards-Kortum

Electrical & Computer Engineering

1993-1994

Michael D. Engelhardt

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

1992-1993

Mark E. Mear

Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

1991-1992

Jack C. Lee

Electrical & Computer Engineering

1990-1991

Jeffrey A. Hubbell

Chemical Engineering

1989-1990

Christine M. Maziar

Electrical & Computer Engineering

1988-1989

Philip L. Varghese

Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

1987-1988

Dean P. Neikirk

Electrical & Computer Engineering

1986-1987

Mark A. Miller

Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering

1985-1986

John G. Ekerdt

Chemical Engineering

1984-1985

Ronald D. Matthews

Mechanical Engineering