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Students recognize HCDE instructors with FACET Awards

Three instructors in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering are honored with awards from the University of Washington's 2022 Faculty Appreciation for Career Education & Training (FACET) program.

Organized by the UW’s Career Center at Engineering, the annual FACET awards recognize engineering faculty who have helped students with professional development through mentorship and career preparation.

The program is unique in that nominations are collected directly from students. This year, the Career Center at Engineering recognizes HCDE Senior Research Scientist and Lecturer Elin Björling, Associate Professor Sean Munson, and Professor Mark Zachry. Testaments to their dedication to HCDE students can be found in the excerpts from the nominations below.

2022 HCDE FACET Awardees

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Dr. Elin Björling
"Elin is passionate about qualitative research and that passion is contagious with her students. In her courses and research group, I learned how to be better at my career as a user experience researcher. I also learned how to better care for myself as well as how to better care for others."


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Dr. Sean Munson
"Sean always goes above and beyond to ensure his students are cared for and are learning the most to their potential. He provides great feedback and advice during group projects and especially with comments on submitted assignments. You can tell Sean really cares for his students and it helps us all out in learning and becoming better."


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Dr. Mark Zachry
"There are numerous times that Dr. Zachry has been instrumental to my academic success and professional development. Dr. Zachry’s consistency, selflessness, support, advocacy, and flexibility are attributes worthy of celebration."

The 2022 awardees were recognized in the FACET awards banquet on May 10, 2022.

Originally published May 13, 2022