Romeo L. Moruzzi Young Faculty Award for Innovation in Undergraduate Education
The Educational Development Council (EDC) is now soliciting nominations for the 2013 Romeo L. Moruzzi Young Faculty Award for Innovation in Undergraduate Education. Romeo was a dedicated professor of Electrical Engineering and a founder of the WPI Plan. This award in his memory has been presented annually since 1999 to recognize early career faculty members who have made specific innovations or improvements to undergraduate education at WPI that have resulted in benefits such as enhanced motivation, conceptual understanding, reinforcement of knowledge, or real-world applications of theory.
More information about Romeo Moruzzi and a listing of prior recipients can be found on the Faculty Awards website. Consistent with the wishes of the Moruzzi family, a candidate must be an untenured, tenure-track member of the WPI faculty at the time of nomination. Any member of the WPI academic community of faculty, staff, and students may submit nominations, and self-nominations are allowed. To nominate an individual, please submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 1:
- The name of the nominee and nominator; and
- A brief statement describing the specific innovation, initiative, or improvement made by the nominee. Several sentences are sufficient.
Nominees will be contacted and asked to submit two pages of supporting documentation along with the names of three individuals who could provide additional information.
The award will be $5,000 in professional development funds, an increase from prior years thanks to a generous gift from Fred Snively ’60. The winner will be announced at the annual Awards Convocation in April 2013.