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Three doctoral candidates receive outstanding teaching awards

Nina Welding • DATE: May 11, 2020

Three doctoral candidates in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences have received the 2020 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award. Presented annually by Notre Dame Learning, the Graduate School, and the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning, the award recognizes exceptional teaching in the classroom or in a teaching laboratory.

“As a department, we strive for a very high standard for teaching,” said Diogo Bolster, the Frank M. Freimann Collegiate Chair in Hydrology and director of graduate studies. “We are effective because of the high level of support and commitment that our graduate students bring to the table as teaching assistants. They enrich our undergraduate program and provide invaluable contributions to high impact research. These three honorees reflect department efforts and the University’s mission perfectly.”

Congratulations to:

Juan Diego Pozo, advised by Professor Yahya Kurama

David Pirchio, advised by Kevin Walsh, director of Resiliency and Sustainability of Engineering Systems and assistant teaching professor

Kyle Rocha-Brownell, advised by Associate Professor David H. Richter

The award consists of a certificate from the Kaneb Center and Graduate School, a letter documenting the award for the graduate student’s file, and an honorarium.