Hand Wins AEESP Award for Outstanding Teaching

By Marcia Goodrich | Published

The Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors recently awarded Michigan Tech professor David W. Hand its 2006 Outstanding Teaching In Environmental Engineering and Science Award. The award "honors a faculty member who has made substantive contributions directly through class-oriented teaching, as enhanced through the development of pedagogic techniques."

Hand's nomination for the award was led by Neil Hutzler, chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and received several letters of support from environmental engineering practitioners and professors from around the country. Specifically, he was recognized for his assistance in writing the textbooks "Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering" and "Water Treatment: Principles and Design" as well as for his work on the development of the Environmental Technologies Design Option Tool (ETDOT,) a suite of software for use in designing treatment strategies for by-product waste streams.

Hand will be presented with the award at a ceremony at the 2006 Water Environment Foundation's Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, to be
held Oct. 21-25 in Dallas.

The Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors consists of over 700 members from around the world who provide education in the sciences and technologies of environmental protection.

Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 54 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.