Professor and Chair of Bioengineering Victor G. J. Rodgers, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering Anastasios Mourikis, and bioengineering Ph.D. student Devin McBride have been recognized by the Orange County Engineering Council with the organization’s 2013 Distinguished Engineering Educator and Outstanding Engineering Student awards.
The awards were presented during the National Engineers’ Week Awards Banquet held Friday, February 22, at the Coyote Hills Golf Course in Fullerton, Calif. The event recognizes the best of the best in engineering for Southern California by presenting awards in a broad range of categories for outstanding individual and project achievements.
All UC property will be designated as smoke/tobacco-free as of Jan. 2, 2014, part of a systemwide effort to make campuses safer and healthier.
The UCR Smoke/Tobacco-Free Policy Implementation Committee, chaired by Victor G. J. Rodgers, professor and chair of bioengineering and co-chaired by Julie Chobdee, Wellness Program coordinator, will use the results of this campus survey, sent to all students, staff and faculty on Dec. 3, to better understand our current status and determine the best approach for moving forward
UC Riverside Professor of Bioengineering Victor G. J. Rodgers was honored with the Distinguished Educator of the Year Award at The Engineers’ Council’s 55th annual honors and awards banquet Saturday, Feb. 20.
On the podium, Rodgers thanked the council for recognizing the importance of engineering educators. He also thanked Bourns College of Engineering Dean Reza Abbaschian for nominating him for the award.
“I also thank my students — past and present — for being successful, for they make it all worthwhile,” Rodgers said.
“Victor Rodgers is a genuinely dedicated educator and researcher who goes far beyond expectations to engage students, ensure their success and follow their careers long after they graduate,” said Abbaschian.
The Distinguished Engineering Educator Award honors individuals who are outstanding in professional qualities and have a top reputation for engineering education and leadership, and have significantly contributed to students’ extracurricular activities and/or scientific achievements.