(Medlin, James William - 2009) -- BFA Award for Excellence in Teaching
Award or Honor Receipt
Upon joining the faculty of Chemical and Biological Engineering in 2003, Professor Medlin quickly established himself as a dedicated and innovative teacher, as well as a leader in educational reform in the department. From the start of his teaching career, Medlin consistently received exceptional evaluations from his students. Medlin, continually striving to enrich the educational experience both within his academic department and beyond the classroom, developed molecular modeling workshops that he integrated into undergraduate classes to help students better understand molecular processes. Medlin serves as co-director of two U.S. Department of Education GAANN (Graduate Assistant in Areas of National Need) programs, one in chemical and biological sensing, the other in renewable and sustainable energy. He has received a Patten Assistant Professor Fellowship and a ConocoPhillips Faculty Fellowship and is co-founder and CU site director of the Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels. In recognition of his classroom presence, skill, and ability, Professor Medlin received the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award. His research has been recognized by the College of Engineering and Applied Science’s Outstanding Junior Faculty Award and a National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award.