ECE grad students recognized for outstanding teaching, research, service
Every April, Purdue’s College of Engineering recognizes its graduate students who excel in teaching, service, and research. In addition, outstanding mentors of graduate students are honored. This year is no exception, although the traditional celebratory luncheon was canceled due to COVID-19.
Eight ECE graduate students were recipients of the 2020 Magoon Excellence in Teaching Award - Md Faizul Bari, Stanley Richard Doerger, Tulasi R. Haritsa, Guan Zhe Hong, Mingxuan He, Somosmita Mitra, Amritha Prasad, and Steve Rausch. The honor recognizes outstanding teaching assistants in memory of Estus H. and Vashti L. Magoon who influenced the lives of many engineering educators early in their careers through this award. The selection is made by both faculty and students to recognize those students who were exemplary in their work as teaching assistants.
In addition to the Magoon Awards, ECE graduate student Somosmita Mitra was chosen to receive the 2020 Outstanding Service Scholarship. The scholarship is presented to engineering graduate students who have provided outstanding service to the graduate student community, their School, the College, and/or the University. The recipients are chosen by a committee of faculty and students from their School.
Shaimaa Azzam and Hsuan-Hao Lu were recipients of the 2020 Award for Outstanding Research. This award goes to PhD students who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in research through publications, participation in professional organizations, and willingness to mentor others. Students are nominated by faculty within their school.
Prof. Christopher G. Brinton was selected as the Outstanding Faculty Mentor of Engineering Graduate Students for ECE. This award is voted on by ECE grad students and recognizes the exceptional mentoring qualities of a member of the faculty.