Congratulations to Tim Anderson and José Padovani!
Tim (EE and ICME PhD candidate) and José (EE PhD '16) were recognized for their outstanding teaching. They each were awarded the 2016 Centennial Teaching Assistant Award. The award program recognizes outstanding instruction by TA's in the Humanities and Sciences, Earth Sciences, and Engineering schools.
Nominated by faculty, peers, and previous students, each received a $500 stipend and certificate.
Tim is a committed instructor. He has taught, tutored, or assisted with Computational and Mathematical Engineering (CME) 102, 108 and 100. His nominators emphasized his valuable contribution in advancing equity via ACE (Additional Calculus for Engineers) in CME. Tim is a first-year PhD student, having completed his EE BS earlier in 2016.
A few comments from Tim's nomination:
- Tim did a phenomenal job not only reviewing and explaining material in-depth, but going the extra mile in explaining industry and major related applications for nearly every topic.
- I really benefited from the extra practice, and having a good relationship with Tim.
- ACE has greatly helped me with my academic experiences so far in STEM: developing better study habits, giving me extra help, and gaining confidence in my abilities.
Excerpts from José's nomination:
- He is genuinely dedicated to making sure that the labs ran smoothly, and that students truly learn from the exercises.
- José's mini-tutorials helped all the students be better prepared for each section, resulting in an improved learning experience for students.
- He doesn't leave until he's sure that everyone 'gets it'.
Please join us in recognizing Tim and José – their efforts are greatly valued!