Kwong and Pai Honored by Georgia Tech’s Center for Teaching and Learning

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Two Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering faculty will be honored at Georgia Tech’s annual faculty and staff honors luncheon on Wednesday, April 11th.

 

Gabe Kwong, assistant professor, will receive the Center for Teaching and Learning/BP America Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award.

 

Balakrishna Pai, director of instructional laboratories, will receive the Georgia Tech’s Undergraduate Educator Award.

 

Kwong investigates cancer nanotechnology, engineering immunity, biomedical nanosystems, and high-throughput biotechnologies. Here is some of the feedback received from students regarding Kwong’s teaching:

 

  • “One of the best professors I have had since I have been at Tech.”
  • “Dr. Kwong is a fantastic lecturer. He obviously cares about what he's teaching, and he gives very helpful examples and explanations . . .”
  • “He genuinely cared about the students and their well-being…I think he was a phenomenal professor.”
  • “Everything Dr. Kwong explains, he explains exceptionally well.”

 

When Pai is not teaching undergraduate biomedical engineering laboratory courses, his lab research time is used to further drug discovery and development, investigate cancer therapeutics, engineered biomaterials and other cellular/molecular mechanisms related to normal and disease physiology. Here is some of the feedback received from students regarding Pai’s teaching:
 

  • “Dr. Pai was awesome. . . He was always willing to help”
  • “Extremely kind and approachable. Very wise and, overall, a very effective professor”
  • “Very clearly cares for his students and is personally invested in helping them succeed”
  • “Dr. Pai is incredibly helpful and invested in his students’ well-being and is just amazing”

 

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Wallace H. Coulter Dept. of Biomedical Engineering

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Biotechnology, Health, Bioengineering, Genetics
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Bioengineering and Bioscience
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  • Created On: Mar 16, 2018 - 4:19pm
  • Last Updated: Apr 11, 2018 - 2:50pm