2021-2022 Dasgupta Outstanding AI Awards

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Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Nov. 4, 2022

Drew Carson and Joanna Schneider were awarded 2021-2022 Jui Dasgupta Outstanding AI Awards from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

The awards were established in 2020 to honor notable assistants in instruction (AI) as determined by undergraduate feedback and faculty nominations. The award was made possible through a generous endowment from Sanjay Dasgupta, a 1997 Ph.D. alumnus.

Named in honor of Dasgupta’s mother, the award is given each semester to a graduate student AI who has excelled in assisting the teaching of a CBE course.

Carson won the spring 2022 award for assisting instruction of the course CBE 441 “Chemical Reaction Engineering,” taught by A. James Link. The course introduces undergraduates to designing and operating chemical reactors, which alter substances at the atomic level. Students lauded his commitment and said he surpassed expectations.

Schneider won the fall 2021 award for assisting instruction of the course CBE 430 “Squishy Engineering: Using Soft Materials to Solve Hard Problems,” taught by Sujit Datta. The course prepares students to work with soft and living matter. Students remarked on how responsive and kind she was in helping them with their coursework.