“John Swanson College Teaching Award for 2007”
Assistant Professor Alyssa Apsel was recently awarded the John Swanson College Teaching Award for 2007. Professor Apsel teaches courses in analog and mixed signal integrated circuit design, most recently ECE 453 and ECE 554. Her award noted her success at adding a strong design component to 453, converting the course into one of the school's capstone design courses required for ABET. The design project became the focus of this revised course, with lectures and homework building toward the goal articulated in a final project. Prof. Apsel’s lectures were designed to couple student's design-driven curiosity with the lecture material.