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Excellence in Structural Engineering Education Award 2018

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This international award recognises the high-quality university-level teaching of structural engineering.

It is presented to successful individuals or university departmental teams who demonstrate a commitment to the highest standards of teaching in structural engineering and a drive to develop exciting and innovative philosophies and techniques to improve student learning. The scheme is open to both member and non-member academics and teams.

This year a £1,000 prize has been introduced for the winning entry.

Submissions are assessed with regard to:

  • Innovation in teaching to improve learning
  • Evidence of effectiveness in improving the learning outcomes of students
  • Integration of the specific improvement into an overall scheme of learning/teaching

One individual or team will win £1,000. They will be invited to contribute to The Structural Engineer, and attend the Annual People and Papers Awards Lunch  on 7 June. Selected winners will also be featured at the Institution’s Academics’ Conference on 12 September 2018.

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Previous Winners

2017 Award

George Fereday received a commendation for his paper The importance of making: Haptic feedback & intuition in the teaching of structures in Architecture for group teaching work with second year undergraduates at Cass School of Architecture, London Metropolitan University.

2016 Award

The award was presented to Tim Stratford for his paper Experiments in Learning Design - Creating space for progression and continuity in design education and work at The University of Edinburgh. 

The Education Committee awarded two commendations: Martin Gillie for his paper First Year Structures Teaching – Changing Demands and his work at The University of Manchester, and the University of Leeds Structures Group for their paper Use of the Integrated Design Project (IDP) to Enhance Understanding of Structural Behaviour and their work at The University of Leeds.

2015 Award

The award was presented to Jonathan Haynes and Neil Currie for their paper Outcomes from applying the inverted classroom to a first year structures module and their work at The University of Salford. 

The Education Committee awarded commendations to Martin Crapper, Alison Furber, Martin Gillie and Tim Stratford for their paper Teaching Skills for Conceptual Design – A New Approach and their work at the The University of Edinburgh and The University of Manchester, and Dr Stylianos Yiatros for his paper Year 1 Integrated Design for Civil Engineers at the Cyprus University of Technology: Designing, Analyzing, Building & Testing model structures and his work at Cyprus University of Technology.

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