May 16, 2013
The Charles Rowe Vail Memorial Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, which recognizes the most outstanding graduate student teaching assistant in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is bestowed upon three deserving students for the 2012-2013 academic year who have completed their TA requirements: Guy Lipworth, Andrew Van Rynbach, and Fangming Ye.
Guy is a fourth-year Ph.D. student advised by Prof. Smith. According to faculty members who have worked with Guy, he really enjoyed TAing and was popular with the students,confirmed by the high evaluation scores they gave him. They found Guy to be especially helpful in his recitation work and during office hours.
Andre is a third-year Ph.D. student advised by Prof. Kim. Faculty members who have worked with him appreciate the effort Andre put into preparing in advance for recitations. He’d often schedule meetings with professors before classes to discuss issues that came up during his preparations.
Fangming is a second-year Ph.D. student advised by Prof. Chakrabarty. Fangming has been a very dedicated TA, spending countless hours in the lab helping students understand the complexities of the VLSI CAD tools. The faculty members who worked with him feel that he went far beyond what was expected, and he has even continued to mentor students on projects in classes for which he is no longer an official TA.