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“Bruce Land receives Ruth and Joel Spira Excellence in Teaching Award”

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Bruce Land receives the Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Teaching Award in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2011.

Bruce Land was recently honored at a Staff Recognition Award Luncheon as the recipient of the Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Teaching Award. This award is given annually to one faculty member in recognition of extraordinary teaching.

During spring 2011, Bruce taught ECE 4760 “Designing with Microcontrollers”. This is a hands on course allowing students to take skills learned in ECE classes and apply them to designing various projects. The course had 77 students enrolled this year, resulting in about 35 different projects. As testimony to Bruce receiving the award, comments received from his students were: “Bruce is an awesome lecturer and is able to keep me interested in the material at hand - he is very knowledgeable and answers all questions”. “Land is great person, very interesting”. “This class was my favorite class I've taken at Cornell. Professor Land really knows what he is talking about and really wants to help out students”. These are only a few of the comments received.

Bruce has been a Senior Lecturer in the School since 1998. Land received a BS in physics from Harvey Mudd College in 1968 and a Ph.D. in neurobiology from Cornell University in 1976.

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