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8 faculty won Pitt’s 2023 Innovation in Education Awards
The Provost’s Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence honored nine Pitt faculty members with 2023 Innovation in Education Awards.
The awards recognize full-time and part-time faculty for projects that enhance teaching at the University and foster new instructional techniques to advance student learning. This year’s call for proposal asked for ideas that focused on technology-enhanced learning as well as experiential or active learning to support equity and inclusion.
The 2023 winners are:
Mai Abdelhakim, electrical and computer engineering in the Swanson School of Engineering, "Tailored experiential learning modules combining Artificial Intelligence and Resilient Engineering Systems: Toward meeting future cybersecurity challenges"
Dmitriy Babichenko, informatics and networked systems in the School of Computing and Information, "Interactive Python assignment designer and autograder"
Gretchen Bender, history of art and architecture in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, "How to talk with a work of art: An Open Educational Resource"
Peter Brusilovsky, informatics and networked systems in the School of Computing and Information, "An interactive electronic textbook for Python programming and data science courses"
Erika Fanselow, neuroscience in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, and Burhan Gharaibeh, biological sciences in the Dietrich School, "Developing interactive digital resources using HTML5 Package (H5P) educational technology to enhance instruction in undergraduate general anatomy and neuroanatomy laboratories"
Kirill Kiselyov, biological sciences in the Dietrich School, "Scaling the storytelling approach: An online teaching and learning paradigm for modern undergraduate classrooms"
In Hee Lee, electrical and computer engineering in the Swanson School, "New experiential, discipline-based, and technology-enhanced lab activities for semiconductor chip design courses"