Receiving a strong number of student nominations such as, “he is one of the most effective professors that I’ve had in my six years at the University of Utah,” made the difficult task of selecting only one teacher of the year a little easier.  Another student noted, “I enjoy having examples in the course, they help make it easier to learn.”

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah is thrilled to announce that the recipient of the 2011-2012 Students’ Choice Teacher of the Year is assistant professor Mathieu Francoeur.  Please join us in congratulating Dr. Francoeur on this coveted award.

Additional Selected Student Nominations

“I liked that he would talk with me after class about questions or suggestions, and then bring any
productive part of that conversation as a starting point for the next lecture. He was very willing to
meet in his office to talk about homework questions or projects.”

“Raeymaekers and Francoeur are like the Kobe and Shaq of Engineering”

“I felt the course and homework accurately reflected the objectives for the course as well as were appropriate in length and complexity.”

“Instructor displayed thorough knowledge of the subject and was always prepared for class.”

“He was available outside of class. He took the time to make sure I understood the topics.”

“Prof. Francoeur was very organized, meticulous, and effective at conveying his knowledge of the subject to the students. To me it was evident that his top priority was for students to learn the subject(s).”