Michael Hore wins Srinivasa P. Gutti Memorial Teaching Award
Michael Hore, assistant professor of macromolecular science and engineering, has won the Srinivasa P. Gutti Memorial Teaching Award.
The award is presented annually by the engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi to honor members of the engineering faculty that show an exemplary commitment to undergraduate teaching.
Hore, who joined the Case School of Engineering faculty in 2014, has impressed his students with his energy, sense of humor and dedication to instruction.
“He strongly values his students’ learning and is receptive to feedback,” says one of his former students. “He makes lectures super-interesting.”
Hore grew up in a community of about 150 people on St. Joseph Island near Sault Ste. Marie, Canada. He moved with his family to Tennessee, where his father worked in the steel industry. He attended public high school and earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics at the University of Memphis.
He was awarded his PhD in materials science and engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and soon after, he accepted a competitive National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship to perform neutron scattering measurements at the NIST Center for Neutron Research outside Washington, D.C.
“For me, teaching is a two-way street,” says Hore. “I honestly enjoy conveying my enthusiasm and knowledge of my favorite subjects to a group of students who know nothing about it—fully realizing that thermodynamics is not everybody’s favorite topic!”
Hore accepted the award at the Engineers Week Reception on Feb. 22.