By Cathy Mccracken
The University of Connecticut Materials Science and Engineering Award for Teaching Excellence as determined by the students is awarded to the MSE faculty member who receives the greatest number of votes from Materials Science and Engineering graduating seniors. The award was created in order to recognize faculty members who have positively influenced MSE students in regard to their academic, research, extracurricular, and personal development. The ballot allows students to reflect upon the teaching excellence that they have encountered over the span of their college experience in the MSE department.
Seniors praised Professor Hebert’s commitment to the students and to the department. In their statements nominating Dr. Hebert for the award, they noted that he “is extremely knowledgeable,” “has great presentation skills,” “is always available to help students,” and “is a great mentor.”