Awards for Outstanding Teaching

Recognizing Outstanding Teaching

Up to three Outstanding Teaching Awards are given annually, one sponsored by the Engineering Class of 1944, one by the family of Samuel and Ida Fromson, and the third by the Engineering Class of 1890. Each award consists of a certificate and a monetary grant, which the recipient may use to support his/her teaching and research activities.  Nominations are now being sought for courses taught during 2017.

2011 Recipients

Samuel and Ida Fromson Award:  Professor Evgeny Timofeev (Mechanical Engineering)

"I consider student-professor personal communication as one of the most important elements in teaching, be it in class, in my office, via WebCT tools or with e-mail newsletters. Such interaction is very important for students’ university experience and can be achieved, I believe, even in large undergraduate classes. It is truly enjoyable and rewarding for students and professors alike."

Class of '44 Award: Professor Dimitrios Lignos (Civil Engineering)

"Engineering problems are under-defined, there are many solutions, good, bad and indifferent. For a student it is a really rewarding experience to arrive at a good solution for these problems. For a professor, it is inspiring to interact and teach these students. What I enjoy the most by teaching numerical methods in civil engineering is to see how undergraduate students engage their intuition with mathematical principles and engineering concepts to understand, model and solve physical problems in the simplest possible way."

Past Recipients

2015:
A.-M. Kietzig (Chemical)
S. Vengallatore (Mechanical)
N. Dunton (Architecture)
2014:
A. Higgins (Mechanical)
M. Kanaan (Electrical & Computer)
2013:
M. Bressani (Architecture)
2012:
R.R. Chromik (Mining & Materials)
2011:
Dimitrios Lignos (Civil & Applied Mechanics)
Evgeny Timofeev (Mechanical)
2010:
A. Boyd (Civil)
M. Meguid (Civil)
2009:
M. Brochu (Materials)
C. Rogers (Civil) 
2008:
B. Rabi Baliga (Mechanical)
Angela Keane (Civil)
2007:
S. Vengallatore (Mechanical)
R. Leask (Chemical Engineering)
2006:
L. Lessard (Mechanical)
D. Plant (ECE) 
2005:
D. Berk (Chemical)
R.Castro (Architecture)
2004:
A. Higgins (Mechanical)
J. Nicell (Civil)
2003:
D. Covo (Architecture)
S. McFee (ECE)
2002:
A. Sheppard (Architecture)
M.Hasan (Mining & Materials)
2001:
C. Roth (Math & Statistics)
R. Zuk Architecture)
2000:
Y. Shao (Civil)
D. Lowther (ECE)
1999:
D. Berk (Chemical)
L. Mydlarski (Mechanical)
1998:
B.R. Baliga (Mechanical)
1997:
J. Vera (Chemical)
G. Tondino (Architecture)
1996:
R. Munz (Chemical)
D. Plant (ECE)
1995:
J. Gruzleski (Mining & Materials)
J.H.S. Lee (Mechanical)
1994:
N. Hori (Mechanical)
J. Nicell (Civil)
J. Simandl (Chemical)
1993:
R. Knystautas 
(Mechanical)
G. Roberts (ECE)
C. Roth (Math & Statistics)
1992:
S. McFee (ECE)
A. Rey (Chemical)
S. Zlobec (Math & Statistics)
1991:
P. Distin (Mining & Materials)
S. Mirza (Civil)
1990:
B.R. Baliga (Mechanical)
M.E. Weber (Chemical)
1989:
J.H.S. Lee (Mechanical)
1988:
N. Schoenauer 
(Architecture)
D. Berk (Chemical)
R.D. Japp (Civil)
1987:
R. Knystautas 
(Mechanical)
B. Stafford-Smith (Civil)
1986:
J. Cherna (Mechanical)
J. Dealy (Chemical)
D. Mitchell (Civil)
1985:
F. Mucciardi (Mining & Materials)
1984:
J.W. Provan (Mechanical)
1983:
N. Rumin (ECE)
1982:
B.R. Baliga (Mechanical)
1981:
J. Vera (Chemical)