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“Alyosha Molnar receives Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Teaching Award”

Monday, June 7, 2010

Assistant Professor Al Molnar was recently honored for receipt of The Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Teaching Award in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2010. This award is given annually to one faculty member in recognition of extraordinary teaching. For Al Molnar, this is demonstrated in student feedback, such as the following: “Best professor I’ve had at Cornell…Professor Molnar cared for the success of his students…genuinely interested in the subject he’s teaching…(clear) in explaining the material and inspiring interest in the course…Great professor. Great, great, great…Definitely stimulated my interest in ECE. I would highly recommend course (with this professor).”

Professor Molnar has taught several different courses since starting at Cornell. Courses include ECE 595 – Advanced Topic-Neural Interfaces, ECE 4530 – Analog Integrated Circuit Design, ECE 5040 Neural and Bioelectronic Interfaces, and ECE 2100 Introduction to Circuits for Electrical and Computer Engineers. In addition to his research and teaching he has actively participated in support of the School through active participation on several committees.

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