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

January 29, 2014 —

Bo Jin, a 3rd year Ph.D. student advised by professor Steven Nutt, Director of USC M.C.Gill Composites Center, was awarded the USC “Award for Excellence in Teaching”. The award was presented in a reception at the University Club by USC Executive Vice Provost professor Michael Quick and Director of USC Center for Excellence in Teaching (CET) professor Edward Finegan. This is the second time Bo takes home the highest honor USC bestows on its TAs.

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. Geoffrey Spedding, professorand chairman of the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Steven Nutt, director of USC M.C.Gill Composites Center, professor and chairman of Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Bo Jin, Sr. Software Engineer Brian Casey, MSC Nastran (NASA Structural Analysis) Development.

About Bo Jin:


Bo is a 3rd year PhD candidate and teaching assistant in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, also a research assistant in the Merwyn C. Gill Composites Center within the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. His research works focus on computational mechanics on high performance composites, modeling and finite element analysis. Bo has been working closely with MSC Nastran (NASA Structural Analysis) and Patran Development since 2012.

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 experiences in Asia, Europe and America. During his time at USC, he also served as the vice president of USC_CSSA (USC Chinese Students and Scholars Association).