Autonomy Faculty Member Carl Crane named Undergraduate Teacher of the Year

Dr. Carl Crane was awarded the 2015-2016 College of Engineering Undergraduate Teacher of the Year Award.  The award was primarily based on his work in developing the course EML 2023, Computer Aided Graphics and Design.  He introduced a rapid prototyping component in the course and established a rapid prototyping facility for the department that is comprised of four additive and one subtractive rapid prototyping machine.  The capital cost of these machines exceeds $250K.  Dr. Crane also ‘flipped’ the course by recording all the lectures.  Students are told what lectures to watch before coming to class.  In class they perform hands on activities related to that day’s topic.  The class now meets only two times a week instead of three, but yet the students receive much more instruction as compared to the traditional three times a week class lecture.  In addition, Dr. Crane has been a leader in the department’s STEM outreach efforts.  He is a faculty mentor to the P.K. Yonge FIRST robotics team for the fifth year in a row.  He also mentors students at Lake Forest Elementary school as part of the Alachua County Vex robotics program.