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Keiko Nomura Named Teacher of the Year

Professor Keiko Nomura received the 2001 Teacher of the Year Award from the School's Aerospace Engineering Program students. "This recognition is truly an honor. It means so much to me because itís from the students," says Nomura. "Last year, I taught a sequence of three aerospace classes so I really got to know the students and watch them grow as engineers."

This teaching award is not the first for Nomura. In 2000, the School's Tau Beta Pi chapter named Nomura "Teacher of the Year" for her effective, inspirational teaching methods and her strong interest in student learning.

Nomura joined the Jacobs School's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in 1994 after obtaining her Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from UC Irvine, and working several years in industry. Her research interest is in the area of fluid mechanics. She performs detailed computer simulations to investigate the structure and dynamics of turbulence in complex flows. This information may lead to a better understanding of the physics of turbulence and form the basis of more accurate engineering models.

Other 2001 Teacher of the Year award recipients include:

Sangeeta Bhatia Bioengineering
Jeffrey Omens Bioengineering/Medicine
Laurence Milstein Electrical & Computer Engineering
Elias Masry Electrical & Computer Engineering
Chia-Ming Uang Structural Engineering
Pau Chau Chemical Engineering Program
Siavouche Nemat-Nasser Mechanical Engineering
Michael Bailey Computer Science & Engineering
Brian Russ Computer Science & Engineering
George Varghese Computer Science & Engineering