(deGrazia, Janet - 2010) -- BFA Award for Excellence in Teaching and Pedagogy uri icon



  • Janet deGrazia is widely regarded by students and colleagues as an exceptional teacher who inspires excellence in CU students and sparks an interest in math and science in school children. Her student course evaluations point to nearly unparalleled success in teaching even large, challenging classes.
    At CU-Boulder since 1999, deGrazia helped raise more than $1.5 million in grants for the Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory at CU-Boulder to develop a pre-engineering curriculum for elementary schools.
    She has published several peer-reviewed articles on education. Known for her extensive K-12 outreach activities, deGrazia has designed and taught professional development workshops for K–12 teachers that use engineering to provide a standards-based curriculum for science and math classes. She also starred in the weeklong TV show “The ABCs of Engineering” for grade school students and teachers. Her work has been recognized by numerous teaching and mentoring awards, including outstanding faculty under- graduate teaching awards in chemical and mechanical engineering, the “Professor Who Makes a Difference” award in mechanical engineering, and the Sullivan-Carlson Innovation in Teaching Award. Her colleagues consider her as someone who maintains high expectations and standards while recognizing and responding effectively to the full range of student needs.

year awarded

  • 2010