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Rodgers Honored With Engineers’ Council Educator Award


Rodgers Honored With Engineers’ Council Educator Award

Recognized for engineering education leadership and contributions to student achievements

(February 26, 2010)

Professor of Bioengineering Victor G. J. Rodgers (left) receives the Engineers’ Council Distinguished Engineering Educator Award from Council Trustee and Secretary Robert B. Tarn Enlarge

Professor of Bioengineering Victor G. J. Rodgers (left) receives the Engineers’ Council Distinguished Engineering Educator Award from Council Trustee and Secretary Robert B. Tarn

UC Riverside Professor of Bioengineering Victor G. J. Rodgers was honored with the Distinguished Educator of the Year Award at The Engineers’ Council’s 55th annual honors and awards banquet Saturday, Feb. 20.

On the podium, Rodgers thanked the council for recognizing the importance of engineering educators. He also thanked Bourns College of Engineering Dean Reza Abbaschian for nominating him for the award.

"I also thank my students -- past and present -- for being successful, for they make it all worthwhile," Rodgers said.

"Victor Rodgers is a genuinely dedicated educator and researcher who goes far beyond expectations to engage students, ensure their success and follow their careers long after they graduate," said Abbaschian.

The Distinguished Engineering Educator Award honors individuals who are outstanding in professional qualities and have a top reputation for engineering education and leadership, and have significantly contributed to students' extracurricular activities and/or scientific achievements.

Rodgers is director of The B2K Group (Biotransport and Bioreaction Kinetics Group), which conducts research in five areas: artificial organs, bioreaction kinetics, drug delivery, bioseparations and crowded proteins. The research group uses the fundamental principles of transport phenomena, reaction engineering kinetics and thermodynamics to investigate and develop exciting areas in biomedical engineering and bioseparations.

Rodgers is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).

The Engineers’ Council is a not-for-profit professional society organized in 1955 to advance education in engineering and the sciences, encourage engineering career selection in our youth, and recognize engineers for their significant accomplishments. The honors and awards banquet celebrated National Engineers Week and was held at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City.

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