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Jason Christian named Engineer of the Year in Education

Jason Christian, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering, was named the 2016 Engineer of the Year in Education by the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers.

As with most engineering capstone courses taught elsewhere, UGA students solve the technical components of their design projects, learn how to manage time and other resources, develop communications skills and learn to work cooperatively with peers. The design courses Christian leads in environmental engineering at UGA are different because he also helps students develop confidence in their individual abilities, create strategies to cope with professional and personal stress, understand their role in the workplace and build reasonable expectations for their early careers.

Christian was recognized Feb. 13 at the annual Engineers Week Awards Gala in Atlanta.