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Bo Jin awarded the “Award for Excellence in Teaching”

November 14, 2012 —

Bo Jin awarded the “Award for Excellence in Teaching” by USC Office of the Provost

Bo Jin, a Teaching Assistant Fellow in USC_CET (Center for Excellence in Teaching), and a Ph.D. student in MASC M.C. Gill Composites Center, won the USC “Award for Excellence in Teaching”. The award was presented by USC Executive Vice Provost Prof. Michael Quick and Director of USC_CET Prof. Edward Finegan, in a reception at the new University Club on November 14th 2012.

The USC The USC “Award for Excellence in Teaching” is awarded to graduate teaching assistants who exhibit consistent excellence in the classroom and symbolize the university’s dedication to the education of scholar-teachers. The award recognizes exceptional contributions by teaching assistants to the missions of the university. It is the highest honor USC bestows on its TAs for outstanding teaching work to emphasize the University's recognition of the significant role that teaching plays in its mission.


In the photo (from left to right): Dr. G. Spedding, Prof and Chairman of department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering,
Dr. O. Safadi, USC CET Faculty Fellow and Prof in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering,
Bo Jin, Dr. S. Nutt, Director of M.C.Gill Composites Center, Prof and Chairman of department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science.

About Bo Jin: 


Bo is a 2nd year PhD student and teaching assistant in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, as well as a research assistant in the McGill Composites Center under the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. His research focuses on computational mechanics on high performance composites, modeling and finite element analysis.

Before joining USC, Bo was a research assistant and teaching assistant, also a course lecturer at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, where he received his M.S. degree.

During his time in USC and Rutgers, Bo taught the following courses by himself: "Mechanical Engineering Computational Analysis and Design with Numerical Methods (Advanced MATLAB)", "Engineering Computing with MATLAB", and "Engineering Mechanics Statics". He was also the TA, the discussion session teacher and the recitation session teacher for the courses "Aircraft Structural Analysis (Aerospace Structures)", "Computational Solutions to Engineering Problems (Numerical Methods using MATLAB)" and "Introduction to Computational Methods using MATLAB" respectively.

Bo has extensive study and living experience in Asia, Europe and America. During his time at USC, he also serves as the vice president of USC_CSSA (USC Chinese Students and Scholars Association).