Dr. Boris Stoeber wins Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service

Professor Boris Stoeber has been awarded a 2021 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service, recognizing his contributions to the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Faculty Applied Science. Jointly appointed by Mechanical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dr. Stoeber has served as the Associate Head of Teaching for several years in Mechanical Engineering, most recently through 2020 and 2021. His leadership in navigating the transition to online teaching was invaluable, heading up the department’s Cyber-E Task Force which prepared faculty and staff to deliver a successful online teaching program throughout 2020 and 2021.

Through this time, he was also an advocate for equity in student’s virtual learning experience, raising important concerns about the challenges faced by students in different time zones from instruction and with different access to resources. His push for student support resulted in the creation of MECH’s lab-in-a-box system, which saw lab materials shipped to students all over the world so they could participate in hands-on learning despite lack of access to the classroom. The assignments created for lab-in-a-box were so successful some of them are being integrated into regular classroom instruction.

Dr. Stoeber is a trusted colleague in the Department, who has given countless hours to support excellence in teaching and provide students with the best possible learning experience despite the challenges of the virtual classroom.

Visit the Faculty of Applied Science to see all the 2021 recipients of the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service.