UW Bioengineering Senior Lecturer Alyssa Taylor received the 2017 Award for Excellence in Science Education from the Seattle Association for Women in Science (AWIS) June 6 at a banquet in Seattle.

This award recognizes her innovation and impact in education, her passion for teaching, and her service as a positive role model for students in science and engineering.

Seattle Women in Science Award Winners

2017 Seattle AWIS Award Recipients (left to right): Emily Fox, Claudia Ludwig and Alyssa Taylor

Dr. Taylor presented remarks to more than 120 attendees. Also honored were UW’s Emily Fox, the Amazon Professor of Machine Learning in Computer Science & Engineering and Statistics, who received the Award for Scientific Advancement in STEM; and the Institute for Systems Biology’s Claudia Ludwig, who received the Award for Excellence in Scientific Outreach. The event also honored eight undergraduate students receiving 2017 AWIS Scholarships.

With the event now in its fifth year, the award winners were selected from a record number of nominees from industry and academia, according to Seattle AWIS.

Dr. Taylor, senior lecturer, joined UW Bioengineering in 2010, after earning her Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at the University of Virginia. In addition to teaching and educational research, Dr. Taylor has held leadership roles in the American Society for Engineering Education and engages in outreach activities to encourage younger students in science. Read more about Dr. Taylor and the other AWIS awardees.

The Department of Bioengineering also supported the AWIS as a banquet Table Sponsor for the event.