Andrew Hahn, PhD student, honored with Edward Peck Curtis Award

April 19, 2022

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The University’s Edward Peck Curtis Awards for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student is given to a small number of full-time graduate students who have a role in undergraduate education. Recipients have assisted in undergraduate instruction and have had significant face-to-face interaction with undergraduates in the classroom or laboratory.

Winners are selected by the vice provost and University dean of graduate studies based on nominations from individual departments or undergraduate student groups. Congratulations to:

Andrew Hahn

PhD student in the lab of professors Michael Huang (advisor) and Zeljko Ignjatovic in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Here’s an example of why Hahn is the “most sought-after TA” in the department:

When María Helguera, a retired RIT professor was invited to teach ECE 241 signals as an adjunct professor last fall, Hahn quickly stood out among the four TAs assigned to her. He consistently provided examples to help illustrate what was taught. The final project, assembling oscilloscope kits, required soldering skills that students had not acquired because classes had been online. Hahn took the lead in building a test oscilloscope, organized tutoring for the other TAs, and put together instructions for students. The project was a success.

Thanks to Hahn, Helguera’s experience teaching a new course on a new campus “was much smoother that what it could have been,” she says. “Andrew Hahn was not only my teaching assistant; he was my guide and I am very grateful for his help.”

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