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Leite Doubly Honored by CII and NAE

Photo: Fernanda Leite receives Outstanding CII Instructor Award from 2015 CII Chair Jim Backes and CII Director Wayne Crew

Fernanda Leite receives Outstanding CII Instructor Award from 2015 CII Chair Jim Backes and CII Director Wayne Crew

CTR faculty researcher Fernanda Leite has recently been honored by two organizations: she was selected to attend the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE)  (FOEE) Symposium and was also named the 2015 Outstanding CII Instructor by the Construction Industry Institute (a CTR affiliate).

The FOEE Symposium brings together some of the nation’s most engaged and innovative engineering educators to discuss pioneering technical work and research in various engineering fields and industry sectors to inspire a sustained dialogue on engineering education. FOEE faculty members are actively teaching in US engineering programs and have recently implemented significant innovations in their classes. Dr. Leite was chosen by NAE through a competitive selection process. “By attending the NAE Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium, I hope to exchange and gain knowledge on leading-edge research and innovation across a variety of engineering disciplines, especially with regards to information-technology supported engineering problems,” says Leite.

CII recognized Dr. Leite  for her outstanding teaching and mentoring efforts, championing project-based learning in her classes. She also incorporates CII research into her courses and is involved in the Cockrell School of Engineering’s Women in Engineering Program, serving on the STEM Women Leaders Panel.


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Awards