Howard A. Stone, Donald R. Dixon '69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Associated Faculty in Chemical and Biological Engineering, received the President's Award for Distinguished Teaching at the University's Commencement ceremony yesterday. This award is given to “honor a sustained record of distinguished teaching over the course of a career at Princeton, at both undergraduate and graduate levels”, and is the highest teaching honor conferred at Princeton. Stone’s many teaching accomplishments are reflected in the following excerpt from the Commencement program:
According to colleagues, Howard Stone’s vast intelligence, intuition, and technical knowledge have propelled him to the top of his field. According to his students, “Stone is the Man.” He is admired for his ability to bridge abstract concepts and the physical world, and to connect questions from daily life—how DO cats lap water?—with the fundamentals of fluid dynamics. As a mentor he has had a transformational influence, especially on the careers of women and members of underrepresented groups. He leads by example, and his example is one of caring for his students: the Stone foundation of effective teaching.
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