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Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Earns Outstanding Educator Award

Three people pose with an award.
From left to right: IEEE region 6 director Kathleen Kramer, IEEE region 6 director-elect Keith Moore, Boise State professor Elisa Barney.

Elisa Barney, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, recently received the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Outstanding Educator award for her ability to inspire students and encourage them in their career or academic pursuits.

“I’m very proud to win this award,” Barney said. “I take pride in my teaching, and have invested a lot of time to improving it, even when I have already many positive formal and informal student reviews.”

Barney joined the faculty at Boise State University in the fall of 1999. Since then, her commitment to student success has been ever evident in the classroom, where Barney utilizes a variety of evidence-based instructional practices to further student learning and success.Barney also can be found promoting student success in her role as faculty lead for Boise’s student IEEE branch. She also remains active in the Boise section, which represents about 550 members in southwest Idaho and eastern Oregon.

IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. The organization and its members inspire a global community to innovate for a better tomorrow through its more than 423,000 members in over 160 countries, and its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. IEEE is the trusted “voice” for engineering, computing and technology information around the globe.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is part of Boise State’s vibrant College of Engineering, where faculty are on the cutting edge of teaching and research. Focused on providing an excellent education with hands-on experience, its faculty continue to set the standard for excellence at Boise State and in their fields of expertise.