Worcester Resident Wins Teaching Assistant of the Year Award at WPI

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TOP TEACHING ASSISTANT Yoo Jeong Kim, left of Worcester, Mass., receives Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Graduate Student Award for Teaching Assistant of the Year from John A. McNeill right, assistant proffessor of electrical and computer engineering, and WPI president Edward A. Parrish, center.

WORCESTER, Mass. - Yoo Jeong Kim of Worcester, Mass., has received Worcester Polytechnic Institute's 2000 Graduate Student Award for Teaching Assistant of the Year. Kim is majoring in chemical engineering.

The award recognizes and offers appreciation for the contributions of graduate students to the quality and success of education at WPI. Kim was chosen among 27 individual nominations from 12 departments and programs. She received nominations not only from students in chemical engineering, but also from those in interdisciplinary engineering science courses.

"She was commended for her knowledge of the subject material and her willingness to help students," noted John McNeil, chair of award selection committee.

Kim earned 1991 B.S. and 1993 M.S. degrees at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KIAST) in Taejon, Korea. She is the daughter of Sang-Kon Kim and Shin-Hee Um of Seoul, Korea.

WPI, founded in 1865, is renowned for its project-based curriculum. Under the WPI Plan, students integrate classroom studies with research projects conducted on campus and around the world.