Chemical engineering associate professor (lecturer) Tony Butterfield

Congratulations to associate professor (lecturer) Tony Butterfield, assistant professor (lecturer) Stacy Firth, and assistant professor Swomitra (Bobby) Mohanty, all in the Department of Chemical Engineering, who were awarded one of the University of Utah’s first Online Excellence Awards.

The awards recognized those U faculty members, researchers and staffers who went the extra mile in shifting coursework to online in the face of the global pandemic.

Chemical engineering ssistant professor (lecturer) Stacy Firth

The team of chemical engineering faculty members “developed an online lab course for a first-year class, rewrote assignments to develop projects related to the public health crisis and helped students figure out substitute materials they could find around them, including delivering supplies to students at home.” They were one of seven recipients of this year’s award.

Chemical engineering assistant professor Swomitra (Bobby) Mohanty

“These faculty and staff members not only shifted outreach and coursework online, they also adapted pedagogy and practice in innovative ways to help their students learn, retain knowledge and complete coursework during this difficult time,” Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dan Reed said about the honorees.

“Once the pandemic subsides, their knowledge and experience in online education delivery will help the University of Utah pivot more nimbly as we prepare scholars, researchers and workers for the global economy of the future,” he added.

Click here to see a list of all of the award recipients.