For many years, Tau Beta Pi presented an award acknowledging those members of the engineering faculty that show an exemplary commitment to undergraduate teaching. In establishing the award, Tau Bates sought to acknowledge those faculty overlooked by the university-wide Wittke teaching award.
In 2006, the award was renamed the Srinivasa P. Gutti Memorial Teaching Award, in honor of Srinivasa P. Gutti, an exceptional member of the Case community and Corresponding Secretary of Tau Beta Pi from 2003-2004. Known to his friends as Vasu, Srinivasi P. Gutti graduated summa cum laude from the Case Western Reserve University School of Engineering with a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering. Vasu tragically lost his life at the age of 22 after being accepted into the Case School of Medicine with a full tuition scholarship. The Tau Beta Pi teaching award was renamed in his honor in order to commemorate Vasu's life and work.
Previous winners of the Srinivasa P. Gutti Memorial Engineering Teaching Award are
This annual award is presented at the E-Week banquet every spring. To submit a nomination, click the link below. Nominees are interviewed by members of Ohio Alpha, and the chapter votes to select a winner.