Engineering Professor Receives Award from National Organization

Curtis Nelson Awarded as Advisor for Outstanding Leadership

By: Camlynne Waring

Curtis Nelson is the recipient of the 2013 Peter J. Bosscher Faculty Advisor for Outstanding Leadership by the national organization Engineers Without Borders.  Nelson, an engineering professor, founded the Walla Walla University chapter of EWB in 2006. 

Nelson has led chapter trips to Honduras, helping assess, design, and construct schools in underprivileged communities. Co-faculty advisor of the 70-member chapter, Nelson is interested in the development and implementation of undergraduate courses and programs, particularly relating to service learning and engineering design for developing countries.    

According to EWB-USA, the award “recognizes faculty advisors who provide outstanding leadership and mentorship to their student chapter. It is named for the late Peter J. Bosscher, who was an EWB-USA faculty advisor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was actively involved with the national organization.”  Nelson was nominated for the award by members of the EWB-WWU chapter.

Published February 28, 2013.

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