Anton Kruger, professor of electrical and computer engineering and faculty research engineer at IIHR--Hydroscience & Engineering, has received the 2016 UI President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence in recognition of his years of outstanding teaching.
Kruger teaches at all levels, from core engineering courses to popular technical electives for advanced students. He is also an active sponsor for multiple senior design projects, hires undergraduates to participate in his research, mentors underrepresented students, and advises the UI student chapter of IEEE, the preeminent professional society for electrical and computer engineers. He has developed several new courses to meet the needs of students and employers. Chair of the Undergraduate Laboratory Committee since 2008, he has helped modernize the ECE teaching laboratories. In all of these activities, his focus is on inspiring students to maximize their learning, discover new interests, and challenge themselves to make a significant impact in the world. He has been selected by the electrical and computer engineering graduating class for its Excellence in Teaching Award six years in a row, and he received the Collegiate Teaching Award in 2010.
The award, which is administered by the UI Council on Teaching, was created in 2004 as a university-wide recognition for faculty members who have demonstrated a sustained, high level of teaching excellence.