Three Faculty Receive Longwell Teaching Award

May 27, 2021

BATON ROUGE, LA – The College of Engineering recently presented its Award for Instructor Excellence to three faculty members in recognition of those who make significant contributions to the early years of a student’s journey through quality instruction in entry-level engineering courses.

The Award for Instructor Excellence includes a $4,500 one-time cash award and is open to all full-time LSU Engineering instructors or faculty at the rank of assistant professor or higher. This year’s recipients are:

  • Patti Aymond—Instructor, Division of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Adam Melvin—Associate Professor, Cain Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Ipsita Gupta—Assistant Professor, Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering

Petroleum engineering alumnus Harry Longwell established the Dean’s Fund for Instructor Excellence to enhance the quality of instruction in entry-level courses in engineering disciplines.

The appointed selection committee used student success rates, departmental support and teaching philosophy as some of the metrics to evaluate this year’s recipients. 

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