ME Wins Departmental Excellence in Teaching Award

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has been named the winner of the Texas Tech Teaching Academy's Departmental Excellence in Teaching Award. This award is presented in recognition of a department or comparable academic unit that has made unique and significant contributions to the teaching mission of the university and has esprit de corps in its dedication to the education of students at the undergraduate, graduate, and/or professional level.

Given as merited, it carries a $25,000 prize, to be used for the enhancement of teaching in any way the department determines. The general criterion for the award is the existence of a "teaching culture," which reflects commitment to students, makes teaching a high departmental priority, and facilitates teaching excellence throughout the department.