Withrow Teaching Excellence Award


March 24, 2015 

The 25th anniversary of the Engineering Awards Luncheon celebrated teachers, scholars and service on March 19 at the University Club of Michigan State University. 

Leo Kempel, dean of the College of Engineering, welcomed all of the guests and congratulated the winners of some of the college’s most prestigious awards.The 25th Annual Engineering Awards ceremony honored (front) A. Pouyan Nejadhashemi, Lindsay Niesen, Abdol-Hossein Esfahanian, Subir Biswas, and Carmellia Davis-King, and (back) Rigoberto Burgueno, Neil Wright, Hayder Radha, and Lixin Dong. Missing from photo is Thomas Bieler.

Withrow Teaching Excellence Awards honor faculty teaching, advising and mentoring skills. One faculty member is selected from each academic unit, based primarily on nominations from students.  

Subir Biswas, (Group photo: 4th from right) a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has demonstrated exemplary dedication to undergraduate and graduate education. His reputation as an excellent instructor is well known; his SIRS evaluations by students are among the best in the department. Student evaluations include: “Professor Biswas was more willing to help than any professor in the program. He was fair with grading and helpful with homework/project questions students had. He also used detailed description and useful analogies in class.” “Amazing lecturer. He knows what he’s talking about and answers students’ questions very accurately and precisely. He was very interesting.” “Dr. Biswas is genuinely interested in teaching students and creating a stimulating learning environment. He’s extremely good at fostering a conversation around subject matter while keeping the whole classroom involved. I definitely think he deserves this award.”

Electrical and Computer Engineering