Kreider Prize recipient Kurt DeGoede to discuss research and teaching

Kreider Prize recipient Kurt DeGoede to discuss research and teaching

‘Still Learning: continuous improvement in engineering and teaching’

ELIZABETHTOWN – Elizabethtown College Kreider Prize for Teaching Excellence Recipient Kurt DeGoede will present “Still Learning: continuous improvement in engineering and teaching” Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Susquehanna Room in Myer Hall. He will discuss research, product development, teaching and mentoring through a lens of engineering design in order to make the best change in poorly understood situations.

The recipient is nominated by Elizabethtown’s students and faculty. The award goes to full-time faculty members who have been with Elizabethtown College for at least three years and who inspire students everyday by being powerful mentors and role models. Previous winners of this prize are Oya Ozkanca, Edward Chung and J. Robert Spence.

DeGoede is a professor of engineering and physics at Elizabethtown College. He completed his doctoral degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan. He is a former project manager at Ford Motor Company. DeGoede has taught across the curriculum in engineering and physics.

He has researched and product developed in biomechanics, clinical rehabilitation, appropriate technologies in West Africa, and engineering education.

Lecture admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Peggy Stauffer at 717.361.1416 or staufferp@etown.edu.

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