A graduate student and eight faculty members in the George R. Brown School of Engineering are being honored by Rice University for excellence in teaching, mentoring and service.
Each year, Rice honors members of the university community who have served students through outstanding teaching and dedication. The awards are administered by the Center for Teaching Excellence.
The 2022 recipients and their awards are:
Graduate Teaching Award for Student Support:
Lucas Hildebrand Pires da Cunha, fourth-year doctoral student in chemical and biomolecular engineering
George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching:
Matthew Elliott, lecturer in mechanical engineering
George R. Brown Prize for Excellence in Teaching:
Philip Ernst, associate professor of statistics
Award for Excellence in Teaching in the School of Engineering:
Don H. Johnson, J.S. Abercrombie Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Presidential Award for Mentoring:
Antonios Mikos, Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Charles W. Duncan, Jr. Achievement Award for Outstanding Faculty:
Jacob Robinson, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, and of bioengineering
Rice University Faculty Award for Excellence in University Service and Leadership:
Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Malcolm Gillis University Professor and professor of bioengineering
Rice University Faculty Award for Excellence in Professional Service and Leadership:
Jane Grande-Allen, Isabel C. Cameron Professor of Bioengineering
Rice University Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, Teaching and Service:
Lydia Kavraki, Noah Harding Professor of Computer Science and professor of bioengineering, electrical and computer engineering, and of mechanical engineering
The awards will be formally presented at the annual University Awards Ceremony, hosted by the Center for Teaching Excellence and held in McMurtry Auditorium, Duncan Hall, on April 26, from 3 to 5 p.m.