Kelly Cohen Receives UC Mrs. A.B. "Dolly" Cohen Award

Excerpt from UC Magazine:

Kelly Cohen, 
Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the College of Engineering and Applied Science, received the University's Mrs. A.B. "Dolly" Cohen Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Kelly Cohen, professor of aerospace engineering, in his classroom. photo/Joseph Fuqua II

Kelly Cohen, professor of aerospace engineering, in his classroom. photo/Joseph Fuqua II

Kelly Cohen’s passion for teaching and fueling learning is as contagious as the curiosity surrounding the drones that whiz through his classrooms.

Despite the complex content of his engineering courses, his classes attract students beyond engineering as they catch his enthusiasm for exploring emerging technology. “I came to UC in 2006 as a semi-motivated aerospace undergrad who just wanted to get his degree and leave. Now I’m Dr. Ernest, CEO of Psibernetix, Inc., a tech company I founded after graduating that is already profitable. Dr. Cohen is why,” wrote Nicholas Ernest about Cohen’s positive support and dedication.

“He researches new material, makes it accessible and interesting to students and makes it easy for students to succeed, if they work hard. His courses are demanding,” says former PhD student Elad Kivelevitch. “But the results of his courses are amazing.”

Cohen has tirelessly developed courses with experiential learning opportunities and innovations to expand curiosity and creativity, taking learning beyond the book and the classroom.

“Dr. Cohen has a zeal and desire for excellence that I enjoyed inside and outside the classroom,” says doctoral candidate Nicholas Hanlon. “He is a dedicated teacher constantly striving to improve his classroom structure, material and delivery.”

“Dr. Cohen is hands-down, the best teacher, advisor and mentor I have ever had,” says Phd alumnus Alex Walker.