Professor Sean Maw was also USask Engineering's 2019-20 winner of the Provost's College Award for Outstanding Teaching.

Maw receives national recognition for contributions to engineering education

Professor Sean Maw is among the inaugural class of fellows of the Canadian Engineering Education Association/Association Canadienne de L'Education en Genie (CEEA-ACEG).

By Donella Hoffman

The honour recognizes noteworthy service to engineering education, engineering leadership, or engineering design education. 

Maw is a key member of the University of Saskatchewan (USask) College of Engineering team developing a brand-new first-year engineering program for the college.

When it launches in fall 2021, the first year will feature a new structure with shorter, more intensive classes, a broader curriculum and a new assessment philosophy – all with the goal of better preparing students for their upper years in the program, and ultimately, their engineering careers.

Maw also helped lead the development of Truss VR, virtual reality software that helps USask Engineering students better learn how trusses work.

His contributions to the CEEA-ACEG include organizing and presenting at events; he also served two years on its national board.

"He is deeply thoughtful about engineering education and (has) demonstrated his interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning," stated Andy Fisher, associate professor of engineering at Memorial University and Maw's nominator. "He has made, and continues to make, extraordinary contributions to the CEEA and to engineering education more broadly." 

"It is a privilege to be nominated as a CEEA/ACEG Fellow in the inaugural cohort, especially in the company of such talented and accomplished colleagues," Maw said.

The CEEA, established about 10 years ago, works to continuously improve the education provided by Canada's engineering schools, with the goal of bettering the competence and relevance of engineering grads.