Mohammadhasan Sasar receives Purdue Graduate School Excellence in Teaching Award
Lyles School PhD candidate Mohammadhasan (Movey) Sasar has received the 2022 Purdue Graduate School Excellence in Teaching Award, the highest honor given to Purdue teaching assistants. One nomination per College is accepted per year, and three winners are named. Movey has served for over five years as a teaching assistant for Basic Mechanics I: Statics (CE 297), Basic Mechanics II: Dynamics (CE 298), and Geotechnical Engineering I (CE 383).
Movey's research investigates mine waste streams consisting mostly of clay minerals. Besides his research, he believes in the importance of continuously learning new pedagogical techniques and methods to influence his teaching. His efforts to excel in teaching have been recognized previously through the 2019 Graduate Teaching Award presented by Purdue’s Teaching Academy, and the 2018 Nellie Munson Teaching Assistant Award presented by the Lyles School of Civil Engineering. He was also the College of Engineering nominee for the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) Excellence in Teaching Award in 2020.