The Art of Teaching | Engineering Art
Teaching is an art and so is engineering. Mastering both arts requires interest, talent, role models, and a lifetime of dedication.
A series of seminars will be held at Purdue’s Lyles School of Civil Engineering in 2017/2018 on the art of teaching engineering. The speakers are renowned teachers and mentors whose effectiveness as teachers has been proven by the success of their students. This series is inspired by and a celebration of Dr. Mete Sözen's career in teaching, and the final seminar will be delivered October 11th by Dr. Polat Gülkan. All are invited to attend and share memories of Dr. Sözen.
- Luis Garcia presented on Friday, March 31, 2017 (video available)
- Jim Jirsa presented on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 (video available)
- Michele Calvi presented on Thursday, April 20, 2017 (video available)
- Dr. Polat Gülkan | Mete A. Sozen Seminar Series Finale and Memorial - October 11, 2018 (itinerary available)
The talks will redirect the spotlight to the core goal of the university: to teach. Join us and learn from the experiences of the presenters, their teaching techniques, and memories of the teachers who inspired them to join the teaching trade.
All current students, alumni, faculty, and friends of the school are invited.
The series is sponsored by Pentair, producer of ERICO and LENTON engineering products.