Ding named Montague Center Teaching Excellence Scholar
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Dr. Yu Ding, assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, has been named a 2005-2006 Montague Center for Teaching Excellence Scholar for the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. The CTE Scholars Program was designed to recognize tenure-track assistant professors who have already demonstrated successful teaching and to encourage further development of teaching excellence. Ding, whose primary teaching area is quality control, has contributed to both curriculum development and student development in the department. He mentors undergraduates, graduate students, and other teachers; and his students place him well above average in their evaluations. This award recognizes Ding's teaching accomplishments and potential, and includes a $5,000 grant to support innovative teaching projects. Ding joined the Texas A&M Engineering faculty in 2001 and won a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2004 for his research on quality improvement using distributed sensor networks. Ding holds a B.S. in precision engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China, an M.S. in precision instruments from Tsinghua University in Beijing, an M.S. in mechanical engineering from Penn State and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan.