This award is given annually to recognize an environmental engineering or science professor who is making outstanding contributions to the teaching of environmental engineering, both at the individual's home institution and beyond. The recipient of this award will receive a plaque, a cash prize of $500, and a $750 travel allotment to attend the awards ceremony. Previous winners are ineligible for this award.
This award recognizes excellence in classroom performance and related activities. Specifically, nomination packages should demonstrate that the nominee:
- Possesses and is able to communicate interest in and breadth and depth in subject area knowledge;
- Designs classroom, laboratory, field-based or other learning activities that challenge and motivate students and demand thinking and learning; and/or
- Is committed to professional mentoring and academic advising of students.
Refer to the nomination package for the required submission requirements.
Although open to nomination at any rank, the award is intended primarily to recognize a demonstrated commitment to teaching early in a person's career. Therefore, preference is usually given to nominees who are at the assistant or associate level and have demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate courses. Past nominations will be carried over and considered for three years and can be modified during this period.
*Eligibility: All AEESP members are eligible for this award, except for previous recipients of the award. Although open to nomination at any rank, the award is intended primarily to recognize a demonstrated commitment to teaching early in a person's career. Therefore, preference is usually given to nominees who are at the Assistant or Associate level and have demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate courses.
|2023||Erin Surdo||University of Minnesota|
|2022||David Sanchez||University of Pittsburgh|
|2021||Kaoru Ikuma||Iowa State University|
|2020||Daniel E. Giammar||Washington University in St. Louis|
|2019||Caitlyn S. Butler||University of Massachusetts, Amherst|
|2019||Jeremy S. Guest||University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign|
|2018||Ashlynn Stillwell||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|2017||Lee Blaney||University of Maryland, Baltimore County|
|2016||Paola Passalacqua||University of Texas at Austin|
|2015||Gajan Sivandran||Ohio State University|
|2014||Andrew Ramsburg||Tufts University|
|2013||Amy Landis||Arizona State University|
|2012||Mira Olson||Drexel University|
|2011||Shannon Bartelt-Hunt||University of Nebraska-Lincoln|
|2010||Jeanine Plummer||Worcester Polytechnic Institute|
|2009||Jeanne VanBriesen||Carnegie Mellon University|
|2008||Anna M. Michalak||Universitiy of Michigan|
|2007||Joel Burken||University of Missouri|
|2006||David Hand||Michigan Technological University|
|2005||Say-Kee Ong||Iowa State University|
|2004||Angela R. Bielefeldt||University of Colorado, Boulder|
|2002||James A. Smith||University of Virginia|
|2001||Susan M. Larson||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|2000||Amy K. Zander||Clarkson University|