Whether it's in the classroom or on a popular YouTube video series, USF Mechanical Engineering Professor Autar Kaw uses a style that challenges his students. At the same time, they're not only learning complex mathematical formulas, but they're remembering them.
As a result, Kaw has been named one of four 2012 "Professors of the Year" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. This week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7 profiles the professor, but here's three quick things to know about him:
1. Kaw was honored, in part, because he's the "Numerical Methods Guy."
Kaw's Holistic Methods Institute website, his blog and his YouTube video lectures, have been seen by thousands of engineering students around the world. Using those tools, he says, builds a strong base for future learning.