Mizzou Engineering Associate Prof. and E-Learning Strategic Initiatives Fellow Heather Hunt in the Department of Biomedical, Biological & Chemical Engineering has won the 2020 Adelle F. Robertson Emerging Professional Continuing Educator Award from the University Professional & Continuing Educator Association (UPCEA). Hunt received the honor for her work with the Biological Engineering Online MSNT program and her work in eLearning in general. She worked with instructional designers to create engaging and innovative bioengineering courses that have impressed both students and her department. Hunt also led the development of the master of science in biological engineering program, for which she now serves as the program coordinator.
Hunt’s work explores the interfaces between surface chemistry, structure, composition and bulk, physical properties of advanced materials for optics, electronics and environmental applications with a focus on the development of new techniques and materials systems that allow tailoring of optoelectronic material properties at the molecular level.
Hunt earlier won the regional award from the UPCEA and will receive the national award at the UPCEA annual conference in Boston in March. According the organization’s website, the UPCEA “takes great pride in honoring exemplary colleagues, students, programs, and research. The Association recognizes institutional excellence, individual achievement, and contributions to the field of professional, continuing, and online education through its awards program.”