Learn by Doing Scholar Awards

Third Annual Learn by Doing Scholar Awards

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The Learn by Doing Scholar Awards recognize faculty who are advancing the practice of Learn by Doing through research on Learn by Doing. The purpose of the awards is both to acknowledge work that contributes to shared understanding of effective Learn by Doing practices.

Award categories

Two awards are given each year: an award of $2000 for completed research and an award of $1000 for proposed or in-progress research.

All current members of the Cal Poly faculty (lecturers, tenure-track, tenured) are eligible to apply for either award. Individual and team (collaborative) applications are welcome.

Application requirements

The applications for the LBD Scholar Awards 2018 are coming soon!

Award history

The Learn by Doing Scholar Awards were established in 2014, and the first awards were given in May 2015.

Completed Award

  • 2017 – Lynn Metcalf (Industrial Technology) and collaborators Stern Neill, Lisa Simon, Sharon Dobs and Brennan Davis
  • 2016 – Brian Self (Mechanical Engineering) and James Widmann (Mechanical Engineering)
  • 2015 – J. Kevin Taylor (Kinesiology) and collaborators David Hey, Brian Self, Lynne Slivovsky and James Widmann

Proposed or In-Progress Award

  • 2017 – Catherine Waitinas (English)
  • 2016 – Alan Kiste and Gregory Scott (Chemistry and Biochemistry)
  • 2015 – Steffen Peuker (Mechanical Engineering) and Jennifer Mott (Mechanical Engineering)

For details please read the full stories of the 2015 and 2016 awardees and their scholarship.

2018 Learn by Doing Scholar Awards selection committee members

  • Jeanine Scaramozzino, Kennedy Library (Chair)
  • College representatives to the 2018 committee will be determined


Please contact Jeanine Scaramozzino, Chair of the Learn by Doing Awards Committee, at ude.yloplacnull@omaracsj.