HOUSTON — University of Houston-Clear Lake Associate Professor of Computer Science Gary Boetticher was selected as the UH-Clear Lake 2011 nominee for the Minnie Stevens Piper Professor Award.
The Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation Professor Program began in 1958, and 10 awards of $5,000 each are awarded annually to professors for superior teaching at the college level. Each college or university in the state of Texas may submit only one nomination regardless of the size of the student enrollment.
Boetticher was chosen from nine finalists at UH-Clear Lake to be the university’s nominee at the state level. Other UH-Clear Lake finalists included Associate Professor of Computer Science and Computer Information Systems Said Bettayeb, Assistant Professor of Sociology Stephen Cherry, School of Science and Computer Engineering adjunct professor Thomas Dillon, Program Chair of Computer Science and Associate Professor of Computer Science and Computer Information Systems Sharon Perkins Hall, Assistant Professor of Political Science William T. Hoston, Program Chair and Assistant Professor of Engineering Management Ki-Young Jeong, Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems Dan J. Kim and Associate Professor of Graphic Design Stuart Larson.
Official announcement of candidates chosen by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation Selection Committee to receive the awards will be made in May.