Alpha Omega Epsilon, a professional and social engineering sorority, has presented Bioengineering Lecturer Jenny Amos with the Amy L. Devine Recognition Award for Fall 2011.
Bioengineering lecturer Jenny Amos
The award is named after the sorority’s founding president and is given to someone the sorority believes has “contributed to the university, engineering students or the engineering profession as much as our founding president has.”
According to the award letter, Amos has positively impacted students and given beneficial advice and support to them, including several members of the sorority.
“By being actively involved as an adviser, Dr. Amos encourages students to become involved as leaders in their community as well,” said Alpha Omega Epsilon Awards Chair Claire Slupski. “Since she has helped to promote engineering by promoting self-confidence, friendship, leadership and professionalism through everyday interactions with students, we would like to acknowledge her for her support of engineering students. We applaud her as a great teacher, adviser and leader for her dedication to the profession on campus. She is a true asset to campus, and specifically several members of the sorority.”
Amos said, “I am humbled by the award, and it certainly inspires me to keep dedicating myself to educating and advising the young professionals in the college of engineering.”
She teaches Introduction to Bioengineering, Tissue Engineering, Senior Design and recently developed a new course, the Bioreactor Lab, which allows students to design and construct bioreactors for growing engineered tissues, the type of practical experience that biotech, bioengineering and pharmaceutical companies seek in employees.
Amos’ teaching philosophy combines inquiry- and problem-based learning and interactive formats like videos, group projects and class discussions to approach engineering problems. She researches curriculum development and alternative teaching styles and is an affiliate of the I-STEM Education Initiative, which promotes student achievement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.