Ramos receives ASEE's Theo C. Pilkington Outstanding Educator Award

Senior associate dean and teaching professor recognized for her significant contributions to biomedical engineering education.

Renata Ramos

Renata Ramos, teaching professor in bioengineering (BIOE) and senior associate dean for academic affairs in the George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice, has received the Theo C. Pilkington Outstanding Educator Award from the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

The award is given annually by the Biomedical Engineering Division of ASEE and recognizes “significant contributions to biomedical engineering education as evidenced by the development of successful undergraduate or graduate level programs, curricula and publications.”

Ramos earned her B.S. in mechanical engineering from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, México, in 2002 and her Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the University of Arizona in 2008. Since joining Rice in 2008, Ramos has taught more than 14 courses and made significant contributions to the BIOE undergraduate curriculum.

She is the past recipient of several major teaching and mentoring awards at Rice University, including the George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching in 2014, 2017, and 2019. She also received the Biomedical Engineering Division Teaching Award from the ASEE in 2014 and has been a faculty fellow for the Center for Teaching Excellence since 2017.

Ramos was recently elected a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering for her contributions to biomedical engineering education through pedagogical innovation and development of multidisciplinary and equitable educational programs and opportunities.