The Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) of the year award is presented annually by the Faculty. The award:

  • demonstrates that the Faculty of Engineering recognises the integral role GTAs perform in teaching within the Faculty;
  • offers an incentive to GTAs to strive for excellence in their teaching;
  • provides GTAs with recognition for inclusion in their CVs;
  • encourages GTAs to talk and think more about their approach to teaching.

Each year, every department selects its best GTA and from these departmental winners the Faculty presents a highly commended award and then choses an overall winner.

2019 winner

The winners for each department were:

  • Yuanbo Nie (Aeronautics)
  • Ryan Reavette (Bioengineering)
  • Ravi Shankar (Chemical Engineering)
  • Andri Setiawan (Civil & Environmental Engineering)
  • Nuri Cingillioglu (Computing)
  • Mark Zolotas (Electrical & Electronic Engineering)
  • Jonathan Tan (Earth Science & Engineering)
  • Vlad Podgurschi (Materials)
  • Marie Rider (Mechanical Engineering)

Overall winner

The overall winner of the GTA of the year award 2019 was Nuri Cingillioglu from the Department of Computing.

Highly commended

The highly commended award award went to Yuanbo Nie from the Department of Aeronautics.