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“Wesley Swartz receives Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Teaching Award"

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Wesley Swartz, Senior Research Associate receives the Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Teaching Award in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2008. This Award was made in recognition of Wesley’s dedication to teaching and willingness to capture the students’ interest, guide and offer assistance to help them succeed.

Swartz received his B.S. from Drexel University in Electrical Engineering and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Penn State. Swartz joined the School in 1972. During that time he has grown and enhanced the curriculum for our students. Swartz teaches ECE 303, Electromagnetic Fields and Waves and ENGRD 230, Introduction to Digital Logic Design in the fall and ECE 488, RF Circuits and Systems in the spring semester. One student commented, "Professor Swartz is one of the best professors I have had at Cornell. Not only was he prepared for each lecture and stimulated my interest in the subject, he extended above and beyond his role as professor to help students succeed in the course. He showed that he truly cares about his students and really made me like my major more than before this course." The general theme from student evaluations is that Professor Swartz's lectures were well organized and that he made himself available for all of his students.

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