Congratulations to ME Professor Lisa Pruitt on winning UC Berkeley's Distinguished Teaching Award! Five UC Berkeley faculty members were selected as recipients of the award, the campus’s most prestigious honor for teaching. The award recognizes teaching that incites intellectual curiosity in students, engages them thoroughly in the enterprise of learning, and has a lifelong impact.
Professor Pruitt has been recognized for her "outstanding achievements as an educator and mentor at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and mastery of introducing research, frontiers into the classroom. Given the underrepresentation of women in Mechanical Engineering, Lisa has served as a shining role model in our department to help recruit, increase, and retain female undergraduate and graduate students.”
The recipients will be honored at a public ceremony and reception on April 21st at 5pm, in the Sibley Auditorium.