Aerospace engineering assistant professor, James Forbes, was nominated for The Golden Apple Award. It is the only student nominated award that recognizes outstanding university teaching.
Comments from Forbes’ students
– “Professor Forbes was one of my first professors coming into UofM as a new graduate student. I was apprehensive about taking his course simply because I knew the material was very difficult and I had heard as much from students who had taken the class previously. However, my first day in the class with him immediately relieved my worries – he was so clear and concise in his teaching methods, had a great sense of humor, and was obviously very, very open to talking to students and answering any and all questions. He is one of those professors to whom there really isn’t a stupid question – he acknowledges the wide diversity of students in the class and helps each student out in their own unique ways. He challenges everyone to go a step higher than what they currently know and always made himself available to answer our questions, despite how busy he was outside of class. Without him as my professor, I would not have understood the material half as well as I initially expected, and I left the class with a sense of pride and accomplishment that I have never felt in any other class before. He supports and motivates his students to do their best, and UofM is lucky he is one of their professors.”
The Department of Aerospace Engineering would like to congratulate Prof. Forbes on his nomination, and thank him for his continuous commitment to the College of Engineering as a whole and our students.