Stephen Helms Tillery, an assistant professor in the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, has won an ASU Centennial Professor Honoree award.

The award recognizes outstanding leadership and instruction both in and outside the classroom. Faculty members are nominated for the awards by any ASU students, staff or faculty.

Helms Tillery received a $1,000 cash award and a $4,000 allocation to cover expenses for funding undergraduates working on small-scale collaborations with physicians, and graduate students who are gaining experience in research laboratories.

Fifty-five ASU faculty members were nominated and 40 applied for the two Centennial Professorships that are awarded each year. This year’s high number of nominees prompted the Associated Students of ASU – which created the professorship endowment – to designate three Centennial Professor Honorees in addition to the winners of the two professorships.

Helms Tillery was among the third- through fifth-highest-ranking nominees, who were given the Honoree award.

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