The University of Utah College of Engineering announced the 2014 Outstanding Staff Awards, honoring teachers and staff members who have excelled in their fields this past year.

The group of honorees were recognized with a plaque Aug. 22 presented by College of Engineering Dean Richard Brown.

It didn’t take long for Mathieu Francoeur to become a favorite among University of Utah faculty and students. In just four short years, Mathieu was awarded the ASUU Student Choice Award, was honored with the Outstanding Teaching Award by the mechanical engineering students, and he received three grants from the National Science Foundation, including the NSF Career Award. Students adore him, as their feedback shows, and it’s clear he connects with students, whether it’s in a classroom of 100 or a graduate class of five. As one student happily announced: “Dr. Francoeur is the best teacher that I have had at the University of Utah.”

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