UH Manoa Chancellor’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching 2002-2006 Award Recipients
Manoa’s Meritorious Teachers
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Carlos Coimbra is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Coimbra’s teaching method balances clear exposure of fundamental concepts and careful selection of exciting problems, with one-on-one mentorship and research inclusion. Connecting the material in class with practical aspects of life is highly important.
Coimbra’s goal is to form stand-alone, confident engineers that can tackle any problem. Although technology in the classroom can be effective, he believes that nothing replaces a clear and lucid explanation connecting the mathematical tools with the physical problems.
When Coimbra started his academic career, he wrote out 10 important rules that he believed could transform an instructor into a great teacher. The outcome of applying these rules has surpassed Coimbra’s expectations and is reflected in the impressive achievement of his mechanical engineering students.
The University of Hawaii at Manoa Chancellor’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching recognizes Manoa faculty members who have made significant contributions to teaching and student learning.
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