Northrop Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award

Nominate an outstanding early-career professor who exemplifies the Cal Poly tradition of excellence in teaching. Nominations due May 14.

Criteria for the Award:

• Techniques that show excellence in teaching, procedures that contribute to student interest, enthusiasm and achievement.

• Evidence of acceptance as a role model for students and other faculty.  A demonstrated ability to aid other faculty in their professional development as teachers and applied researchers.  A demonstrated record of advocacy for students.

• Only faculty who have not yet received tenure, or non-tenure track faculty who have been in the College of Engineering for less than six years are eligible.

• Only faculty in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Aerospace Engineering are eligible.

• Repeat winners are not allowed.

Past winner:
2018 Bruce DeBruhl 

The winner will be presented with a certificate and an award of $4000, provided by Northrop Grumman, at the Dean’s College-Wide Meeting in June. The winner will also have their name added to our new Northrop Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award perpetual plaque.

Link to nomination survey:  Northrop Grumman Award Survey

Trouble accessing the survey?  Please email Lorinda Esparza at

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