Mike Howard Lecture

G. Michael Howard Engineering Education Lecture Series

michael howard photoIn 1961, Dr. G. Michael Howard began his 50-year affiliation with the Chemical Engineering department at UConn, during which he served as a professor, associate dean, acting department head, and professor emeritus. In his time at UConn, he received numerous teaching honors and awards, including the Outstanding Teacher Award from the Student Government, the Rogers Corporation Outstanding Teacher Award in Chemical Engineering, and induction into the UConn School of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Engineers. Nationally, he was a respected leader in undergraduate education and involved in both the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). After his retirement, Mike and his family established the Mike Howard Educational Excellence Fund which supports various undergraduate education initiatives in the Chemical Engineering department. In celebration of Mike’s life and passions, the School of Engineering is proud to support this lecture series in his memory, which brings outstanding individuals in the field of Engineering Education to the University of Connecticut.


This year’s lecture:

Dr. Allison Godwin, Associate Professor, Cornell University, Am I an Engineer? Identity, Belonging, and Motivation in Engineering Education

Dr. Godwin presented with her award by our Department Head Dr. Srivastava and our Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education.
Godwin Howard Lecture 2023
Dr. Godwin's Howard Lecture on identity, belonging, and motivation in engineering education.

Past Speakers

2022 - Dr. Lisa G. Bullard, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor, North Carolina State University, Open The Front Door, Close The Back Door: The impact of organizational culture on recruiting and retention
2021 - Dr. Anthony Butterfield, Professor (Lecturer) and Associate Chair, University of Utah. Cheat Codes for Off-Road Professing
2019 - Dr. Margot Vigeant, Robert L. Rooke Professor, Bucknell University. "But They Did So Well On The Test!" What's it Take to Make Thermo and Heat Transfer Stick?
2018 - Dr. Luke Landherr, COE Distinguished Teaching Professor, Northeastern University. Drawn To STEM: The Integration of Visualization Into Education Through Comics and Animation To Improve Learning


Department Seminar Series

Ph.D. and M.S. students are required to attend all department seminars. All seminars (with the exception of G. Michael Howard Engineering Education Lecture) for the 2023-2024 academic year will be held on Thursdays from 9:30am-10:30am in GN 20 unless otherwise noted.