March 2, 2017
- Eray Aydil, Professor and Ronald L. and Janet A. Christenson Chair in Renewable Energy, is the recipient of a 2016-17 Outstanding Contributions to Graduate and Professional Education Award. As an award winner, Aydil will receive a one-time $15,000 award and become a member of the University’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers, which serves the University through various activities that aim to improve teaching and learning. Aydil will be honored at an awards ceremony on April 27, 2017.
Each year since 1999, the University of Minnesota has recognized a select group of teachers for their outstanding contributions to post-baccalaureate, graduate, and/or professional education. The Outstanding Contributions to Graduate and Professional Education Award recognizes faculty who are excellent teachers; who engage students in a community of intellectual inquiry, who are significant mentors and role models for students, and who develop and promote activities that help students understand the larger context of their intended professions.
Related Link: http://www.scholarswalk.umn.edu/awards/aoce/gradprof.html