|Eric Marsman, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received a 2001-2002 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor
(GSI) Award. Marsman was one of only 20 U-M graduate student
instructors to receive the award.
Recipients of the Outstanding GSI award have demonstrated
"exceptional ability, creativity and continuous growth as teachers."
The award is also recognition of outstanding service as a mentor
and advisor to students, colleagues and others in need of
help. Marsman satisfied all of these requirements as an instructor of
EECS 427, VLSI (Very Large Scale Integration) Design I, which is
his particular area of interest
In describing his growth as a teacher, Marsman said that the
technical nature of the course "required understanding concepts
that I didn't grasp when taking the course, but needed to be able to
explain to students when they asked about them. So my technical
ability, as well as communication skills, were vastly improved while
teaching the class."
Marsman recognizes the significance of the Outstanding GSI
award. "It's an honor!" he said. "To have the students you
worked so hard for recognize your efforts and say to someone else,
"Hey, this guy did his job well," makes it extra special."
Marsman is also a past recipient of an ASEE Outstanding Student Instructor Award, which recognizes
student instructors who have shown excellence in teaching during the academic year.