ANU engineer awarded for outstanding contribution to student learning

Tue 13 September 2016

ANU engineer awarded for outstanding contribution to student learning
ANU engineer awarded for outstanding contribution to student learning

Image: ANU Citation recipients, Dr Joanne Wells, Jeremy Smith and Dr Alexandra Webb.

Jeremy Smith from the Australian National University (ANU) Research School of Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering (RSEEME) has been awarded a Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, in an announcement made today by Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham.

Awarded to those who have made a significant contribution to the quality of student learning in a specific area over a sustained period, the Citation recognises Jeremy’s commitment to pioneering humanitarian engineering courses at ANU.

At RSEEME, Jeremy’s teaching interests span the role of engineering and technology on society and communities, developing humanitarian engineering courses at ANU and coordinating the University’s involvement with international Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Humanitarian Design Summits.

“This is great recognition for everyone who has been involved with bringing this pathway together, from EWB and our other community partners, the alumni who continue to provided projects and mentoring, guests who have given workshops and suggestions, and in particular all the students who have been partners through this,” says Jeremy.

It has been great to have so much support and interest, and really highlights the impact humanitarian engineering is having on engineering and education more broadly.”

Professor Elanor Huntington, Dean of the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science, has commended Jeremy for his award and commitment to providing development engineering opportunities for students.

“Jeremy’s leadership in developing an integrated suite of opportunities for our students to participate in development engineering activities while at ANU is an outstanding contribution to the discipline of engineering.

Engineering is about marshalling scientific understanding to address a human need – an observation that is sometimes lost in the 21st century.  Jeremy has reinvigorated that perspective and broadened the appeal of the engineering profession beyond the traditional boundaries”

In total, ANU received three OLT Citations for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning in the recent 2016 round of awards.

The award will be presented to Jeremy at a ceremony in Sydney on Friday 16 September. 

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