2023 Longwell Award Winners Announced
May 31, 2023
BATON ROUGE, LA – The College of Engineering recently presented its Award for Instructor Excellence to five 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 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:
- Andrew Becnel – senior instructor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.
- Zhi-Qiang Deng – professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
- Genevieve Palardy – assistant professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.
- Kate Pettrey – instructor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial 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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