Teaching and Mentoring Awards
Sharad Malik,the George Van Ness Lothrop Professor in Engineering, received the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching at Commencement on June 2.
Malik joined the Department of Electrical Engineering in 1991 and has directed Princeton’s Center for Innovation in Engineering Education since 2006. A former student recalled that “It was exhilarating to be the beneficiary of the high standards he set forth for both learning and teaching.”
Regarding Malik’s work with the Keller Center, a colleague wrote, “He has stimulated the development of new curricular and noncurricular initiatives in areas such as entrepreneurship, summer seminars, freshman seminars, experiential learning and departmental curricula.
“He has taken seriously the charge to prepare all students, both in engineering and in the liberal arts, to be leaders in a technology-driven society.”
Irvin Glassman, the Robert H. Goddard Professor Emeritus of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, received an honorary degree at Commencement June 2. He is an authority on combustion as applied to problems in energy production, pollution, propulsion and fire safety and is widely regarded as one of the most influential teachers and leaders in his field. The University also recognized Glassman’s vision in pushing his field toward a focus on environmental concerns and energy efficiency.
Claire Gmachl, professor of electrical engineering and director of the Mid-InfraRed Technologies for Health and the Environment Center, received the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning Graduate Mentoring Award at the Graduate School’s hooding ceremony June 1.
Sanjeev Kulkarni, professor of electrical engineering and master of Butler College, was honored by the Princeton chapter of Phi Beta Kappa with its annual award for excellence in undergraduate teaching.
Paul Prucnal, professor of electrical engineering, received the Distinguished Teacher Award at the School of Engineering and Applied Science Class Day ceremony June 1.
William Massey ’77, the Edwin S. Wilsey Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering was honored with the Journey Award for Lifetime Service at the University’s Martin Luther King Day ceremony in January.
The undergraduate and graduate Engineering Councils awarded their annual Excellence in Teaching Awards for 2008-09 to faculty members Erhan Cinlar, Craig Arnold, Sanjeev Arora, Michael Celia *83, Jeremy Kasdin, Paul Prucnal, Hugo Simao, Sergio Verdu and Nan Yao.