ANU research engineer Jeremy Smith recognised among Australia's best teachers

Jeremy Smith
Friday 15 December 2017

ANU research engineer Jeremy Smith is one of five ANU teachers to win the coveted 2017 Australian Awards for University Teaching, announced by Minister for Education and Training, the Hon Simon Birmingham.

Jeremy Smith, from the ANU Research School of Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering, has pioneered a humanitarian approach to engineering education by taking students to communities overseas and domestically where students apply their knowledge to help solve real-world problems.

"My teaching philosophy is inspired by the power of engineering to transform lives and create positive change for individuals and entire communities," Mr Smith said.

"The need for positive change is urgent, with hundreds of millions of people lacking access to water, shelter, energy and health care and every country, including Australia, vulnerable to natural disasters and the consequences of climate change."

"Engineering and technology can address these challenges and risks, but only when engineers place human wellbeing at the centre of their practice."

Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt congratulated the Awards for Teaching Excellence winners.

"ANU strives to provide the best possible student experience and relies upon the amazing work of our exceptional teachers," Professor Schmidt said.

Learn more about Jeremy Smith's work here: 

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