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Christopher Moretti and Matt Weinberg win teaching awards

Christopher Moretti and Matt Weinberg. Photo by Frank Wojciechowski

Christopher Moretti, lecturer in computer science, and Matt Weinberg, assistant professor of computer science, were recognized yesterday at the annual School of Engineering and Applied Science Excellence in Teaching Awards.

The teaching awards, overseen by the graduate and undergraduate engineering councils, recognize outstanding instructors in courses held during the spring semester 2021-22 and the fall semester 2022-23.

Weinberg received a lifetime achievement award, in recognition of his fifth teaching award for COS 445: Economics and Computing. Moretti was recognized for his teaching in COS 217: Introduction to Programming Systems. 

“These educators creatively taught their students in the lecture hall and classroom by offering real-world applications and different methods for solving problems,” said Caroline Zhao, president of the undergraduate engineering council and a sophomore majoring in chemical and biological engineering. “In office hours they were eager to help their students grasp difficult concepts, and they were willing to stay as long as necessary.”

Dean Andrea Goldsmith, who gave an introduction, noted that the awards are selected by students, and that the dean’s office has no say in who wins.

“It’s a wonderful tradition,” Goldsmith said. “We’re here to celebrate the winners, congratulate the winners, recognize the importance of outstanding teaching by our faculty and by our wonderful students.”

This story originally appeared on the School of Engineering and Applied Science website. 

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