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2010 University Awards

Karl G. Maeser Excellence in Teaching Award

This award honors faculty for outstanding teaching accomplishments and is made possible by the generosity of the Karl G. Maeser Scholarship Society.

Michael J. Dorff

Mathematics

Michael J. Dorff, associate professor and associate chair of mathematics, has been instrumental in strengthening undergraduate mathematics education both at BYU and across the nation. Michael is a very popular and effective teacher. Not only are his students’ ratings consistently high and their comments positive, but his students consistently score very well on common final exams and other measures of student learning. Michael has had a tremendous impact nationwide in mentoring undergraduate students in mathematics. He established and currently directs the NSF-sponsored national Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM), which brings math professors together from across the nation to train them on how to mentor undergraduate students and establish undergraduate research groups at their own institutions.

 

Karl G. Maeser Excellence in Teaching Award

This award honors faculty for outstanding teaching accomplishments and is made possible by the generosity of the Karl G. Maeser Scholarship Society.

C. Shane Reese

Statistics

Shane Reese always receives extraordinary student evaluations, whether teaching a statistics service class in the Joseph Smith Auditorium or smaller classes to undergraduate and graduate majors. These reviews complement the tremendous respect his peers in the statistical profession have for his teaching. Shane’s enthusiam for teaching at BYU and his passion for applying statistical methods in research led him to create a Bayesian statistics undergraduate research group. His success in introducing students to research is demonstrated by articles coauthored by students who are publishing in top-tier venues and by placement of students in top doctoral programs. Shane is a renowned scholar in weapons system reliability and incorporates this advanced technical material in his teaching.

 

Alcuin Fellowship Award

This award recognizes outstanding teacher-scholars whose work at the university transcends the limits of their disciplines and who have made significant contributions to the general education and honors curriculum.

Matthew C. Asplund

Chemistry and Biochemistry

 

Young Scholar Award

This award encourages and acknowledges outstanding promise and contributions by faculty in the early stages of their academic careers.

Dan A. Ventura

 

Sponsored Research Recognition Award

This award recognizes faculty members who demonstrate outstanding achievement in scholarly activities funded by external sponsors or who give significant service in support of sponsored research and creative programs.

Barry M. Willardson

Chemistry and Biochemistry

 

Technology Transfer Award

This award recognizes faculty who have made significant research contributions that have led to the development of useful commercial products.

Kent Seamons

Computer Science