Mark Mear, Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, has been selected to receive the 2006 Texas Exes Teaching Award for the Cockrell School of Engineering.

The purpose of these awards is to promote quality teaching at the University of Texas by publicly recognizing professors who have had a positive influence on the educational experience of university students. The awards are student nominated and student selected. Professor Mear will be presented with a $1000 check at an awards ceremony to be held in February.

Professor Mear has received several teaching awards throughout his career, including:

  • Cockrell School of Engineering Award for Outstanding Teaching by an Assistant Professor, 1992
  • ASE/EM Departmental Teaching Award, 1997
  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Award for Excellence in Engineering Teaching, 2000
  • Student Engineering Council Faculty Appreciation Award in Recognition of a Commitment to Teaching Excellence, 2005

Dr. Mear is affiliated with the Texas Institute for Computational and Applied Mechanics and The Center for Mechanics of Solids, Structures & Materials.