Professor David McLaughlin of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department has been chosen to receive the 2019 Northeast Section Teaching Award from the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). The award will be presented to McLaughlin at the ASEE Zone 1 Conference at Buffalo/Niagara Falls, New York, to be held from April 11 to 13.
ASEE is a pre-eminent authority on the education of engineering professionals, exercising worldwide leadership in conjunction with corporate and international partners. In addition to receiving this award, McLaughlin will be eligible for a national teaching award from the ASEE next year.
Among other awards and honors received by McLaughlin, he earned: the UMass Amherst Distinguished Teaching Award in 2016; the UMass Amherst Chancellor's Medal in 2012; the UMass Amherst Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creativity Award in 2006; the UMass Amherst Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award in 2006; and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) New England Section Engineer of the Year award in 2004.
McLaughlin was also a UMass Amherst Teaching for Inclusiveness, Diversity, and Equity (TIDE) Ambassador in 2016-17, a UMass Amherst Distinguished Lecturer in 2012, and an AIAA Distinguished Lecturer from 2005 to 2008.
Since arriving on the ECE faculty in 2000, McLaughlin has served as a College of Engineering associate professor from 2000 to 2005; the director of the Microwave Remote Sensing Laboratory from 2001 to 2003; the Armstrong Professional Development Professor from 2002 to 2005; an ECE professor from 2005 until now; the interim associate dean from 2009 to 2012; the principal investigator and director of the NSF Engineering Research Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere from 2003 to 2013; and a College of Engineering associate dean from 2015 until 2017. (March 2019)