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The first Motivator of the year awards were given at the School of Electrical Engineering

The best courses and their teachers were rewarded at dean's coffee on 4.10.2018.
Aalto University / awarded teachers and teaching assistants / photo: Linda Koskinen

Two TOP-10 lists of the best courses at the bachelor's and the master's level, as picked by students, were published. Additionally, the teachers of three courses chosen from the bachelor's and the master's TOP-10 lists were given a monetary prize.

The reward criteria were based on the student feedback collected as well as a separate evaluation made by the QEC. The overall grade given to the course by students and their numerical valuation for the methods used in the course as well as the course workload were taken into account when making the choice.

This year, a new category was presented. Any member of staff or student from the school community was able to nominate a person who works for developing education and learning. Based on the nominations and evaluation made by the QEC, two Motivator of the year award recipients were selected.

Motivators of the year are:

Mika Nupponen –For wide and extensive support for teachers in planning and organizing teaching and solving problems.

Glenn Ross – For excellent and dedicated guidance in advising students’ project work.

‘This is a very nice surprise. You get back all the work that you’ve put in when you’re teaching the students and see that they really like what you’re doing. It feels good to get this kind of feedback’, Ross says.

TOP10 BCs Courses (in course code order):

ELEC-A4930      Astronomical View of the World
ELEC-C1210      Automaatio 1
ELEC-A7100      C-ohjelmoinnin peruskurssi
ELEC-D7010      Engineering for Humans
ELEC-C8722      Molekyyli- ja solubiologia
ELEC-C4110      Piirianalyysi I
ELEC-C4120      Piirianalyysi II
ELEC-C5340      Sovellettu digitaalinen signaalinkäsittely
ELEC-A4010      Sähköpaja
ELEC-A4020      Työssäoppiminen

Rewarded bachelor level courses are:

Automaatio 1

  • Seppo Sierla, teacher in charge
  • Panu Harmo, teacher in charge
  • Timo Oksanen, teacher in charge
  • Aleksi Pesonen, teaching assistant
  • Aleksi Kuuva, teaching assistant
  • Ville Piesala, teaching assistant

 

C-ohjelmoinnin peruskurssi

  • Pasi Sarolahti, teacher in charge
  • Emilia Nuppumäki, teaching assistant in charge
  • Serena Aaltonen, teaching assistant
  • Henrik Granö, teaching assistant
  • Ella Hakala, teaching assistant
  • Jenny Hissa, teaching assistant
  • Oliver Järnefelt, teaching assistant
  • Aleksanteri Paakkinen, teaching assistant
  • Kuura Parkkola, teaching assistant
  • Jaakko Perttula, teaching assistant
  • Emmi Rehn, teaching assistant
  • Sampo Simolin, teaching assistant
  • Nuutti Sten , teaching assistant
  • Pinja Venäläinen, teaching assistant
  • Joona Viheriä, teaching assistant
  • Minéa Wuori, teaching assistant

 

Piirianalyysi I

  • Anu Lehtovuori, teacher in charge
  • Ville Viikari, lecturer
  • Tapio Saarinen, teaching assistant
  • Elias Hirvonen, teaching assistant
  • Simo Höglund, teaching assistant
  • Mikko Pitkänen, teaching assistant
  • Santeri Suitiala, teaching assistant

 

TOP10 MSc Courses (in course code order)

ELEC-E3220      Semiconductor Devices
ELEC-E3560      IC Design Project
ELEC-E4810      Metamaterials and Nanophotonics P
ELEC-E5500      Speech Processing
ELEC-E8123      Networked Control Systems P
ELEC-E8410      Materials in Energy Applications
ELEC-E8713      Materials and Microsystems Integration
ELEC-E9550      Magnetism and applications P
ELEC-L3211       Postgraduate Course in Micro and Nanosciences I V
ELEC-L3999       Micronova Individual Study Module P V

Rewarded master level courses are:

Semiconductor Devices

  • Hele Savin, teacher in charge
  • Ville Vähänissi, teacher in charge
  • Toni Pasanen, teaching assistant

 

Metamaterials and Nanophotonics

  • Constantin Simovski, teacher in charge
  • Sergei Tretiakov, teacher in charge
  • Fu Liu, teaching assistant
  • Pavel Voroshilov, teaching assistant
  • Xuchen Wang, teaching assistant
  • Francisco Cuesta Soto, teaching assistant
  • Ana Diaz-Rubio, course development

 

Magnetism and applications
 

  • Eija Tanskanen, teacher in charge
  • Pyry Peitso, teaching assistant
  • Reko Hynönen, teaching assistant
  • Shabnam Nikbakhsh, teaching assistant
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