Release Date: February 28, 2008
Contact: Al Friedman, EvCC Dean of Math and Science, 425-388-9399; email@example.com
EvCC Engineering Instructor
Eric Davishahl Wins Teaching Award
EVERETT, WA – Everett Community College engineering instructor Eric Davishahl is receiving the American Society for Engineering Education’s 2008 Outstanding Teaching Award for the Pacific Northwest section of ASEE.
Davishahl, who’s taught at EvCC since 2001, is the first community college instructor in the region to receive this award. He’s now one of 12 regional winners eligible for the national Outstanding Teaching medal.
“Eric has been a leader in coordinating the statewide engineering curriculum between the community colleges and the four-year colleges,” said Al Friedman, EvCC Dean of Math and Science. “He’s an outstanding instructor, and I’m excited to see him get this recognition.”
The ASEE Pacific Northwest section includes Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana, and western Canada (Alberta, BC and Saskatchewan).
The award committee applauded Davishahl’s outstanding teaching, curriculum development, advising and educational scholarship, noting his leadership for engineering initiatives in Washington state.
He was nominated for the award by Robert Olson, Washington State University Associate Dean in the College of Engineering and Architecture. EvCC faculty members, students, and faculty from two other community colleges also sent letters of support.
In addition to teaching, Davishahl is the advisor to EvCC’s Engineering Club, which is the only group of community college engineers in the nation to compete at the International Submarine Races during the past two years. The team plans to compete again this year.
Davishahl will be recognized at a regional ASEE meeting in April at Eastern Washington University. Founded in 1893, the American Society for Engineering Education is a nonprofit organization of individuals and institutions committed to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology.