Three Georgia Tech Faculty Named to the CIOS Honor Roll for Fall 2023 for Courses Taught at Georgia Tech-Europe

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Three Georgia Tech faculty members, Professors Nico Declercq and Henry Owen, along with French lecturer, Sonia Serafin, were named to the Student Recognition of Excellence in Teaching: Semester Honor Roll, for Fall 2023 for courses they taught at Georgia Tech-Europe.

Nico Declercq is a permanent faculty member at GT-Europe, and is a full professor with Georgia Tech’s Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering. Declercq heads the Ultrasonics/Acoustics lab within Georgia Tech-CNRS IRL 2958, a joint international research laboratory based at GT-Europe. He was named to the Fall 2023 CIOS Honor Roll for his graduate course, Acoustics I (ME 6760, which is cross-listed with Aerospace Engineering).

Henry Owen was a visiting professor to GTE in the fall, and is affiliated with Georgia Tech’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His Technology Entrepreneurship (ECE 6001) course landed him on the Honor Roll. This project-based course brings graduate students through all the elements of entrepreneurship from customer discovery to capital raising with the goal of inspiring entrepreneurial ventures.

Sonia Serafin, a French lecturer based at GT-Europe, is affiliated with the School of Modern Languages at the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech. She was recognized by her Elementary French I (French 1001) students for excellence in teaching. “French I is a joy to teach as the students are learning a new language and learning about French culture at the same time, and it's not as stressful as a STEM course” said, Serafin.

The CIOS Honor Roll is administered by Georgia Tech’s Center for Teaching and Learning. Faculty members selected for the Honor Roll  had at least a 70% response rate from the student surveys for their winning course, in addition to being ranked within the top 25% on the composite CIOS scores for their course.

The composite CIOS score is based on three qualities – the instructor’s respect and concern for students; the instructor’s level of enthusiasm about teaching the course, and the instructor’s ability to stimulate students’ interest in the subject matter.

Georgia Tech-Europe congratulates our three Honor Roll recipients for Fall 2023 and acknowledges Georgia Tech-Europe students for recognizing excellence in teaching at GT-Europe.




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