Ann Saterbak, full teaching professor in bioengineering and associate dean for undergraduate education for the George R. Brown School of Engineering, is the recipient for the second time of a George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching.
Each year, the Superior Teaching Award honors top Rice professors as determined by the votes of alumni who graduated two and five years ago. Saterbak will receive the award during the university-wide Teaching Awards Ceremony hosted by the Center for Teaching Excellence. The event will be held in McMurtry Auditorium, Duncan Hall, on April 25 from 3 to 5 p.m. A reception will follow in Martel Hall.
Saterbak earned a B.A. in chemical engineering and biochemistry from Rice in 1990, and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1995. She returned to Rice as a lecturer and director of laboratory instruction in 1999.
Saterbak first won Rice’s top teaching award, the George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching, in 2013. She received the George R. Brown Prize for Excellence in Teaching for the first in 2011, the Department of Bioengineering Teaching Award in 2012 and the Nicolas Salgo Distinguished Teacher Award in 2015.