Laura Gerhold, Aerospace Engineering at Illinois Chief Advisor, and Assistant Prof. Grace Gao have been recognized with the 2017 Engineering Council Outstanding Advising Award.
The award honors the top 10 percent of engineering advisors on campus. The honorees are chosen each year by undergraduate and graduate students within the engineering discipline.
Gerhold, who also coordinates AE’s undergraduate programs, has earned the award each of the five academic years since she started in 2012-13. This is the first year for Gao, who has been listed to the Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students and was chosen for the College of Engineering Everitt Award for Teaching Excellence in 2015 and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Teacher of the Year in 2016.