2019 Outstanding Section Membership Recruitment Performance

From Andrejs Romanovs, 2019 Chair, IEEE Membership Recruitment and Recovery Committee.
To: Richard T. Kent, Daytona Section Chair
“I am pleased to recognize the Daytona Section for meeting its recruitment goal for the 2019 membership year. Congratulations!”

2020 Outstanding Engineering Educator Award (IEEE Florida Council)


A Well Deserved Award

Keith Garfield, Ph.D. in Computer Science
Associate Professor Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Dept
Daytona College of Engineering

In November, 2020, the IEEE Florida Council announced that Dr. Keith Garfield had won their Outstanding Engineering Educator Award. This prestigious award is granted to
educators “In recognition and appreciation for Service to IEEE and to the Engineering Profession”.

Excellence in Teaching:
Dr. T. Wilson, Chairman of the EE and CS Department at ERAU notes:
In certain of his courses, Dr. Garfield employs a method he developed where students explicitly demonstrate the degree to which they are achieving learning outcomes. Those outcomes are made explicit, and the degree (or lack thereof) to which students attain them is an artifact developed over the term. His effort to develop novel ways of providing effective feedback to students is an example of the thoughtfulness with which he approaches the seriousness of instruction.

Service to the Community:
Dr. Garfield has taught an introductory course in computer programming at the Father Lopez High School in Daytona Beach after school hours and a week long Computer Camp during the summer. Dr. Garfield championed an increase in the awards the Section provides to the local Tomoka High School Science Fair for engineering excellence.

Service to IEEE:
In 2018, Dr. Garfield assumed the role of Student Advisor for ERAU. That year, the Daytona Section was the only Section in Region 3 to increase its membership, and the
increase was due to new student members. We have seen a substantial increase in activity in both the student branch and WIE affinity group at ERAU, because Dr. Garfield has inspired students to join the branch and to participate in events and activities. For example, in Oct., 2019, ERAU had three teams participate in the IEEEXtreme Programming competition. Dr. Garfield was the proctor for the competition on the ERAU campus.