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Dr. Michael Webber

Dr. Michael Webber



Dr. Michael Webber, has been awarded the 2010-11 Dads' Association Centennial Teaching Fellowship. This award was established by The University of Texas System Board of Regents and given in recognition of outstanding work with undergraduate students. Four University of Texas at Austin faculty members were awarded including Drs. Lori Holleran Steiker and Elizabeth Pomeroy of the School of Social Work and Marianne Gedigian of the College of Fine Arts. Each of the awardees will each receive a $3,500 honorarium.

The Dads' Association Centennial Teaching Fellowship

The Dads' Association Centennial Teaching Fellowships were established by The University of Texas System Board of Regents in 1983 with funds raised by The University of Texas at Austin Dads' Association and matching funds under the Centennial Teachers and Scholars Program. Selection of faculty members appointed as Dads' Association Centennial Teaching Fellows is based upon recommendations from the deans of colleges and schools offering courses for freshman undergraduates.

"The fellowships are a reflection of teaching excellence and commitment and an acknowledgment of the many contributions each faculty member has made to the undergraduate experience at the university."

-Dr. Steven Leslie, executive vice president and provost.

55 second video excerpt from a video the department made on teaching mechanical engineering. See the clip on YouTube. View the transcript.


Michael Webber's Credentials

Dr. Michael Webber is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, where he trains a new generation of energy leaders through research and education. He also serves as the Associate Director of the Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy in the Jackson School of Geosciences and is a Fellow of the Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Dr. Webber heads the Webber Energy Group at the ME department.

Dr. Webber has a B.A. with High Honors (Plan II Liberal Arts) and a B.S. with High Honors (Aerospace Engineering) from The University of Texas at Austin, and a M.S. (Mechanical Engineering) and Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering, Minor in Electrical Engineering) from Stanford University, where he was a National Science Foundation Fellow from 1995-1998. Dr. Webber has won a host of fellowships and awards including the 2006 Next Generation Fellow of the American Assembly (founded by President Eisenhower). His biography, including a full list of his achievements and experience, can be found on his faculty directory page.


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