Food sciences engineer and electrical engineer honored
Bavarian Prize for Excellence in Teaching goes to Heiko Briesen and Johanna Baehr
Professor Briesen, who holds the TUM Professorship for Process Systems Engineering at the TUM School of Life Sciences in Weihenstephan, teaches engineering science fundamentals in brewing and food technologies as well as bioprocess technology, preparing students for future careers in research and industry. Students emphasized in particular his motivating lecture style together with his use of unconventional elements.
Baehr supervises the module "Fundamentals of IT Security", which is integrated in a variety of degree programs, at the Professorship for Security in Information Technology. The special challenge she faces is generating enthusiasm for the topic among students from an interdisciplinary range of backgrounds that includes prospective engineers and business economists, but also political scientists. The jury was particularly impressed by Baehr's successful utilization of modern teaching formats and a rich variety of ideas to meet the special requirements of a student group from such a heterogeneous academic background.
The "Prize for Excellence in Teaching at the State Universities in Bavaria" is endowed with 5,000 euros. The Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts awards the prize annually to 15 university teachers. Nominations are submitted by universities, with students participating in the selection process.