Prof Akpa has been selected as the 2015 Harold Simon awardee. The Harold Simon award is the highest teaching distinction in the College of Engineering:
“The late Dr. Harold A. Simon was a UIC professor of mechanical engineering renowned for his teaching excellence. In 1985, as a memorial to Dr. Simon, an award recognizing teaching excellence was established by the College of Engineering. One award is presented each year to a faculty member who exemplifies the dedication, distinguished service, and teaching excellence that were the hallmarks of the late Dr. Simon’s career.”
The award was presented to Prof Akpa by Dr Simon’s daughter during the College of Engineering commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 9th.