LeAnn Dourte Receives ASEE Biomedical Engineering Teaching Award

LeAnn Dourte, Senior Lecturer in Bioengineering, is the recipient of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Biomedical Engineering Teaching Award.

The Biomedical Engineering Division grants Teaching Award annually in order to recognize contributions in the field of biomedical engineering education by new faculty members as evidenced by innovative teaching materials, curricula, textbooks and/or professional papers and by activity in ASEE/BED and/or other biomedical engineering organizations.

Dourte earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2005 from Lafayette College. She then went on to earn her doctoral degree in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011.

She was also the recipient of the 2015 Penn Engineering Hatfield Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Lecturer and Practice Professor Track.

One student wrote, "One of the things that I have come to appreciate most about Professor Dourte's teaching style is that it doesn't stop with answering the question at hand; she is able to find a real-life situation or problem where that information can be applied to further your understanding."

Dourte was selected for the Biomedical Engineering Teaching Award from a national list of distiguished nominees and will have it presented during June 2016's BED Awards Banquet in New Orleans, LA.

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