Sunday, April 15, 2018

David Wilder, professor of biomedical engineering and researcher at the UI Center for Computer-Aided Design, has been selected to receive the University of Iowa Honors Program Teaching Award for 2018.

The award recognizes Wilder's ability to effectively engage students in the learning process and help them develop personally.

"I’ve been able to see firsthand from a classroom visit when Dr. Wilder's students were working on their tower projects, and then again in the video of an activity (rocket launching) he had his Honors students doing in the lobby of the Seamans Center," Art L. Spisak, professor of classics, director of the UI Honors Program, and immediate past president of the National Collegiate Honors Council," said. "I also recollect the time he had his class on site measuring the current of the Iowa River, off the pedestrian bridge. In every case his students were highly engaged, and the activity was innovative and experiential. The student evaluations for his Honors classes also reflect the quality of his teaching and the inspiring enthusiasm he generates with his teaching."

Wilder will receive the award May 11 at the annual Honors Commendation Ceremony.