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EE’s Dr. Lewis Recognized for Doctoral Student Mentoring

March 29, 2010

Professor Frank L. Lewis, the O’Donnell-Moncrief Endowed Chair in Electrical Engineering and associate director of the College of Engineering’s Automation & Robotics Research Institute (ARRI), is the recipient the 2010 Graduate Dean’s Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring Award. The award recognizes Dr. Lewis’ dedication to mentoring doctoral students at The University of Texas at Arlington and his consistent record of excellence in promoting the professional, personal and academic development of doctoral students.

A letter notifying Dr. Lewis of the award identified effective mentoring as a crucial determinant of the academic and professional success of a graduate student and congratulated Dr. Lewis on his performance in fulfilling this critical role of doctoral faculty in a manner that hopefully will inspire others to emulate. The award is intended to provide the UT Arlington community the opportunity to learn about and acknowledge Dr. Lewis’ achievements as a mentor.

“This is very exciting for me and a true honor. I am privileged to have been at UT Arlington for a long time now and to be connected to such a top institution and such excellent faculty,” said Dr. Lewis. “The environment here at UT Arlington is highly motivating. This award is due to my students, and much of the excitement I pass on to them comes from the excitement I feel every day I come to work at ARRI.”

The award, in the form of a plaque and a check in the amount of $3,000, was announced at the Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students award ceremony on March 25. Dr. Lewis was unable to attend the ceremony; he was in London receiving the Honeywell Medal from the United Kingdom Institute of Measurement and Control.

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