MAE grad students and faculty recognized at the SEAS teaching awards

Katie VanderKam receiving her teaching award

Katie VanderKam, left, receives her award. Photos by Tori Repp/Fotobuddy

Faculty member Craig Arnold and graduate students Katie VanderKam and Teagan Mathur were recognized for their outstanding teaching at the annual School of Engineering and Applied Science Excellence in Teaching Awards.

Engineering students honored outstanding educators on April 5. Organized by the Engineering Council, the awards celebrated professors and graduate teaching assistants for mastery of academic disciplines, clarity in instruction, and dedication to their students' growth and well-being.

Teagan Mathur receiving her teaching award
Teagan Mathur, left, receives her award from Leena Memon ’25, vice president of the Engineering Council.

"Though there are many faculty and graduate students doing amazing research and making unbelievable breakthroughs in the school of engineering, today's honorees are special also for their work outside the laboratory," Council President Caroline Zhao '25 said in her introduction to the lunchtime ceremony in the Friend Center convocation room.

"They have mastered the task, arguably the most difficult of all in academia, of teaching the next generation."

The teaching awards recognized instruction in courses held during the spring semester of 2022-23 and fall semester of 2023-24. Recipients are selected by the votes of engineering undergraduate and graduate students. First granted in 1988, the engineering teaching awards are the oldest student-run teaching honors at Princeton.

Craig Arnold receiving his teaching award
Craig Arnold, right, receives his award.

Read the full story on the Princeton Engineering website.