Stillwell receives Outstanding Teaching in Environmental Engineering and Science Award

8/15/2018 2:30:43 PM

Assistant Professor Ashlynn Stillwell has been selected to receive the 2018 Award for Outstanding Teaching in Environmental Engineering and Science from the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP).

“I’m honored to be recognized for teaching at the interface between engineering and public policy,” Stillwell said. “It’s wonderful to empower students to leverage their technical skills in a broader context.”

Stillwell has been a member of the University of Illinois faculty since 2013. Her research interests include the water impacts of thermoelectric power generation, urban water and energy sustainability and environmental policy.

She holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri (2006); and an M.S. in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering (2010), M.P.Aff in Public Affairs (2010), and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (2013) from The University of Texas at Austin. Her previous work experience includes consulting engineering at Burns & McDonnell (2006-2007) and policy research at the Congressional Research Service (2009).

Stillwell’s additional honors have included the 2015 Girl Scouts of Central Illinois Woman of Distinction Award in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. She has appeared consistently among the University of Illinois’ List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students.

She serves on the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois and Faith in Place.

The award will be presented Oct. 1, 2018, at the AEESP Annual Meet and Greet in conjunction with WEFTEC in New Orleans.