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Tim Kurzweg Wins IEEE Award

February 16, 2012

Tim Kurzweg Drexel and the College of Engineering are proud to announce that associate professor Dr. Timothy Kurzweg was recently selected as the recipient of IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu's 2011 C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineering Educator Award.

The award is known as an early "detector" of future leaders. It is intended to recognize the central and crucial role of college professors in training and motivating future electrical and computer engineers. The program attempts to identify and give national recognition to electrical engineering professors who have demonstrated, early in their careers, special dedication and creativity in their teaching responsibilities—it is a reaffirmation of the basic and essential need of excellence in teaching.

Past recipients include Peter S. Maybeck, A. Richard Newton and Denice Dee Denton. Drexel University recipients include Vice Dean Bruce Eisenstein.

In describing Dr. Kurzweg's contributions, one of the recommenders wrote: "I believe that through his contributions to programs at Drexel University and at the IEEE level worldwide, Dr. Kurzweg had made a potentially transformative contribution to engineering education. As we seek new models for future engineering programs, experiments such as the ones he has introduced and led may prove pivotal to define the changes we need to make in traditional programs over the next 10-15 years." 

Drexel congratulates Dr. Kurzweg on this remarkable achievement.