Stice To Receive Engineering Administration Award

     Dr. James E. Stice, professor emeritus in the Department of Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, has been selected to receive the Donald E. Marlowe Award for distinguished education administration in engineering.

     Given by the American Society for Engineering Education, the award honors Stice for working "more than 30 years to improve the quality and importance of undergraduate teaching" through research, founding of college- and university-wide teaching centers, and development of faculty orientation and teaching programs that have been widely imitated around the country and the world.

     Stice first came to UT in 1968 to direct the Bureau of Engineering Teaching within the College of Engineering and later served as director of the University-wide Center for Teaching Effectiveness. Prior to his retirement in 1996, he served for 26 years on the College of Engineering faculty, where his most recent research focused on learning/teaching styles and on teaching problem-solving skills.

     Highlights of his 42-year teaching career include giving more than 210 workshops for teachers, co-founding the society’s National Effective Teaching Institutes, and developing the first graduate course within a chemical engineering department devoted to supervised college-level teaching. The society commended Stice for being "a master teacher himself" and noted that "among engineering educators, he is the best-known ‘teachers’ teacher’ within the country."