Mac E. Van Valkenburg Award

Award Description: 

This award recognizes members of the IEEE Education Society who have made outstanding contributions to teaching unusually early in their professional careers, as evidenced by teaching performance, development of new teaching methods, and curricular innovation in fields of interest to the IEEE Education Society. Nominations are evaluated on the basis of the candidate’s statement of teaching philosophy and practice, letters of support from students and peers, and student evaluations.

Prize: 
$1,000 honorarium, Plaque and Certificate; paid registration to the Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference
Funding: 
IEEE Education Society
Nomination Deadline: 
15 April
Award Type: 
Education Society Awards
Presentation: 
Annually, at Frontiers in Education Conference unless other arrangement are made with the Awards Committee Chair
Eligibility: 
Full-time (or equivalent) faculty who are within the first ten years following receipt of their Ph.D. (or other appropriate terminal degree), and have had a minimum of two academic years of appointment as a faculty member, are eligible to be nominated. Individuals nominated for this award must be members of the IEEE Education Society and members of the IEEE.
Basis for Judgement: 
The award is based upon evidence of distinction in teaching by faculty at an early stage in their careers, including teaching performance, development of new teaching methods, and curricular innovation, in fields of interest to the IEEE Education Society. Nominations must include the candidate’s statement of teaching philosophy and practice, a maximum of five letters of support from students and peers, and student evaluative data including comments. The committee counts contributions in three categories as having equal weighting in the final decision: teaching performance, development of new teaching methods, and curricular innovation.

Award Recipients

2016
Katherine Shu-Min Li
2015
Chengying Xu
2014
Jill Nelson
2013
Muhammad Zaman
2012
Babak Ayazifar
2011
Jonathan Makela
2010
Craig Zilles
2009
Min Wu
2008
Kathleen E. Wage
2007
Susan C. Hagness
2006
Lisa G. Heuttel
2005
John R. Buck
2004
Parkham Aarabi