Qian named Montague-CTE Scholar

QianDr. Xiaoning Qian from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University has been named the College of Engineering’s Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) 2016-2017 Montague-CTE Scholar.

Dr. Carmen Gomes, from the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, was the recipient for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

The Montague-CTE Scholar award is given annually to one tenure-track assistant professor from each college based on their early success in, and passion for, teaching undergraduate students. Awardees receive a $6,500 grant to encourage further development of teaching excellence. This award has been granted to more than 234 faculty members.

Qian, who is an assistant professor in electrical and computer engineering, received his Ph.D. from Yale University. His research interests are in bioinformatics and biomedical image processing and analysis.

The Montague-CTE Scholar award is named in honor of Kenneth Montague ’37, a distinguished alumnus and outstanding trustee of the Texas A&M University Development Foundation, who had a long and storied career in the Texas oil industry. Ken and Judy Montague endowed a generous gift in 1991 to benefit the future Aggies who are life-long learners and contributors to their communities.

“Past recipients of the early career award have shared the significant influence the award has had on their overall academic career and we continue to be forever grateful to Jim and Vicki Montague for carrying on the Montague legacy for this and other programs in the center,” said Debra Fowler, associate director of the CTE.

The Montague-CTE Scholars will be honored during a celebration on Nov. 2 in the Bethancourt Ballroom of the Memorial Student Center on the Texas A&M campus.