Thursday, May 1, 2014

UNO Engineering Professor Earns National Excellence in Teaching Award

Malay Ghose Hajra, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, will receive the 2014 ExCEEd New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award next month from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).Malay Ghose Hajra, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, will receive the
2014 ExCEEd New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award next month from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

A University of New Orleans faculty member has earned the 2014 ExCEEd New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Malay Ghose Hajra, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, will receive the award at the American Society for Engineering Education's annual conference in Indianapolis, Ind. on June 17.

"Malay Ghose Hajra is an enormous asset to both the UNO College of Engineering as well as the engineering community," said Norm Whitley, dean of the College of Engineering. "This is an honor for a faculty member who is doing so many great things in so many different arenas."

Ghose Hajra is a Professional Engineer who earned his doctorate from Kansas State University. His research interests include soil mechanics, geo-environmental engineering and coastal restoration. He is active in a number of professional organizations and frequently participates in conference and technical committees while serving as a faculty advisor to student groups.

The award was established by ASCE's Project ExCEEd (Excellence in Civil Engineering Education) and the Committee on Faculty Development to recognize and reward outstanding new faculty. According to the committee, it was impressed by Ghose Hajra's outstanding teaching record as a new faculty member, his contributions to the academic and surrounding community and his commitment to education.

 

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