Chen GS2, Debenedetti, Kevrekidis, and Stone Recognized for Excellence in Teaching
At a lunch and ceremony on February 22, open to the entire School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Princeton Engineering Council (E-Council) and Graduate Engineering Council (GEC) jointly recognized a record-breaking FOUR members of the CBE department for their excellence in teaching during Fall 2012. Professor Yannis Kevrekidis was recognized for his teaching in the graduate-level course CBE 502, “Mathematical Methods of Engineering Analysis II”. Professor Pablo Debenedetti was recognized for his teaching of thermodynamics as part of the Integrated Science Curriculum course ISC 231/232, “An Integrated, Quantitative Introduction to the Natural Sciences I”. CBE associated faculty member Professor Howard Stone received the award for his teaching in the 116-student differential equations course MAE 305, “Mathematics in Engineering I”. And second-year CBE Ph.D. student Christopher Chen received the award for his work as an Assistant in Instruction (AI) in the junior-level CBE 341, “Mass, Momentum, and Energy Transport”. Recipients of the “Excellence in Teaching” Awards are nominated by students taught, and selected by the E-Council and GEC for “their ability to present the course material in a clear and effective manner, responsiveness to student needs, a concern for student learning, and innovative and creative teaching methods.” These teaching awards are entirely student-run, and any professor or AI instructing an engineering, mathematics, or physics course is eligible.