Dr. Jessica Sparks awarded Teaching Excellence Award

Dr. Jessica Sparks, professor in the Department of Chemical, Paper, and Biomedical Engineering, has been awarded the 2020 CEC Arthur Olson Generational Teaching Excellence

Dr. Sparks teaches courses in mechanics as well as the introductory level chemical/bioengineering course. In the classroom, she exemplifies excellence through her creativity, passion, knowledge, and concern for students.Dr. Sparks working with a student in the lab

Bringing “real-world” problems to the classroom, Dr. Sparks prepares students for what they will face later on in their careers. By applying traditional course concepts to these big issues, she gives students the chance to broaden their education and sets them up for success.

Along with her classroom excellence, she also seeks to enhance undergraduate education through research, mentoring senior design teams, and attracting outside resources for her students to learn from.

For the past five years, Dr. Sparks has also been the chair of CEC’s Humanitarian Engineering and Computing minor (HE&C).

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Jessica Sparks for her efforts and dedication.

By Jenna Calderón, CEC Reporter