Marc Maguire, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at USU, has been named educator of the year by the Structural Engineers Association of Utah.
Maguire was nominated by former students as well as industry professionals. The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding engineering educators who encourage students at Utah’s accredited engineering schools to strive for excellence. The award recognizes educators for their years of service to a university, their teaching and professional accomplishments and other attributes including membership in professional engineering societies, mentorship and community service.
“I am lucky to have formed such great relationships with students and engineers in our local industry,” said Maguire. “I hope that we can continue to work together, build upon our predecessors and improve our future.”
Maguire was lauded for his accomplishments in teaching, service, educational background, publications and mentoring.
“The award means a lot to me as my peers in local industry as well as former students have nominated me for this,” said Maguire. “It means that the work I put into student mentorship and industry relations is being felt locally.”