Loading
Click for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Forecast
HOME ISSUE

CALENDAR

BETWEEN ISSUES ARCHIVE DEADLINES CONTACT USFAQS
 
 
Print This Issue
Front Page
Contents
Crimes
Directory
All About Teaching
Subscribe to E-Alamanc!
Staffbox
Guidelines
 

 

SEAS 2006 Teaching Awards

Leif Finkel Steve Nicholl Beth Winkelstein

The School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) 2006 Teaching Awards were presented on April 26, at the Annual Awards Recognition Dinner at the Inn at Penn.

Dr. Leif H. Finkel, professor of bioengineering, was awarded the School’s highest teaching honor, the S. Reid Warren, Jr. Award. The award is presented annually by the undergraduate student body and the Engineering Alumni Society in recognition of outstanding service in stimulating and guiding the intellectual and professional development of undergraduate students in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.  Dr. Finkel received both his M.D. and Ph.D. from Penn and joined the faculty of Penn Engineering in 1989.  He is a member of the Institute for Neurological Sciences; the Institute for Medicine and Engineering; and the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science.  A student writes, “He had a knack for stimulating student interest as he welcomed questions at any time. He was very approachable and always took the time to talk to students and answer all their questions.  He knew how to apply concepts to what’s going on in the real world in order to keep lectures interesting.”

Dr. Steven Nicoll and Dr. Beth Winkelstein, assistant professors of bioengineering, were the joint winners of the Ford Motor Company Award for Faculty Advising. The award recognizes dedication to helping students realize their educational, career and personal goals.  Both Dr. Nicoll and Dr. Winkelstein joined the faculty of Penn Engineering in 2002.  Dr. Nicoll holds a secondary appointment in Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of the Institute for Medicine and Engineering.  Dr. Winkelstein is the recent recipient of an NSF CAREER Award for her work Biomechanics of Neck Pain:  Does Form Dictate Function? Students offered words of praise for both professors.  In the words of one student, “Dr. Nicoll has helped me develop and establish my skills in scientific research, made available his resources and contacts in helping me pursue possible career and internship tracks, and has given valuable advice about courses and maximizing my curriculum for both experience and education.”  Another student offered praise for Dr. Winkelstein, saying “Dr. Winkelstein just gets it.  She understands the pressures, both academic and social, facing engineering students at Penn and tackles them well.  Drawing on her personal experiences as a bioengineering undergraduate at Penn, she gives sincere advice on everything from which courses are interesting (which will put students to sleep) to where to eat in Philly.”

 

 



 
  Almanac, Vol. 52, No. 32, May 2, 2006

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS:

Tuesday,
May 2, 2006
Volume 52 Number 32
www.upenn.edu/almanac

 

top of page
Back to Contents page
HOME ISSUE CALENDAR BETWEEN ISSUES ARCHIVE DEADLINES CONTACT USFAQS