This award is given annually to recognize an environmental engineering or science professor who is making outstanding contributions to the teaching of environmental engineering, both at the individual's home institution and beyond. A cash award of $500 is presented to the recipient. Previous winners are ineligible for this award.
This award recognizes excellence in classroom performance and related activities. Specifically, nomination packages should demonstrate that the nominee:
- Possesses and is able to communicate interest in and breadth and depth in subject area knowledge;
- Designs classroom, laboratory, field-based or other learning activities that challenge and motivate students and demand thinking and learning; and/or
- Is committed to professional mentoring and academic advising of students.
Although open to nomination at any rank, the award is intended primarily to recognize a demonstrated commitment to teaching early in a person's career. Therefore, preference is usually given to nominees who are at the assistant or associate level and have demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate courses.