Autar Kaw Receives 2012 U.S. Professor of the Year Award
The U.S. Professors of the Year program
salutes the most outstanding undergraduate instructors in the country and those
who excel in teaching and positively influence the lives and careers of
students. Sponsored by CASE and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement
of Teaching, it is the only national program to recognize excellence in
undergraduate teaching and mentoring.
Video of former student Dan Miller introducing USF Professor Autar Kaw,
followed by Kaw's acceptance speech. Courtesy CASE
Autar Kaw, a University of South Florida mechanical engineering professor
who was an early adopter of new technologies and social media to teach
complex mathematical calculations, has been named a 2012 U.S. Professor of
the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching andthe
Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
Kaw, a USF professor for 25 years, was feted Thursday in events at the
National Press Club and the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.
He is one of four professors selected from more than 300 nominees to
receive the award that is considered the nation's highest honor for
undergraduate teaching. Kaw was selected in the category of Outstanding
Doctoral and Research Universities Professor of the Year. (Read
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