Towner Prize Winner Michael Benson

Michael Benson
ENGR 101



Michael Benson rewrote his course’s autograders such that students could use it to assess their coding projects before turning it in. This directly led to better student understanding of debugging and more advanced student questions in labs and lectures. During each lab session, Michael reviewed ideas presented in the lecture before addressing practical aspects of the material, tailoring assignments and explanations to student learning styles and interests. Students noted his exceptional willingness go out of his way to meet with them and help them understand course material.