Howard Davis and Denny Davis of the Bioengineering program were named as the joint winners of the 2011 Library Excellence Award. Davis and Davis identified an important educational need in their senior bioengineering capstone design class: the lack of Information Literacy skills in many of their students. Concerned about their students’ ability to succeed, not only in the classroom but in their future careers, they devoted valuable time to participate with WSU librarians in the Project to Improve Information Literacy Skills Development (PRMWG) in WSU Engineering Courses. Wendy Blake, the Chair of PRMWG notes that “Dr. Denny Davis and Dr. Howard Davis have clearly demonstrated their appreciation for the WSU Libraries by their enthusiastic personal commitment to improving the research skills of their students.”
Drs. Davis will be honored at the annual LEA reception on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 10:00 AM–11:00 AM in the Terrell Atrium.