Nov 13, 2017

Fernandez receives Provost Teaching Innovation Grant Award 2017-2018

Assistant Professor in Practice of computer science Dr. Amanda Fernandez was selected to receive the 2017-18 UTSA Provost Teaching Innovation Grant Award.

The Office of the Provost and the Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars award two teaching grants annually, each up to $5,000 for innovative faculty at UTSA.

These awards are given to faculty who are developing or implementing innovative, creative, and effective approaches to student success in undergraduate teaching and service learning. These approaches can include but are not limited to interdisciplinary activities, new methodologies, best-practices, pilots, new experiences in teaching for students, or the addition of impactful technologies.

Fernandez is designing hands-on activities for Introduction to Artificial Intelligence students that will introduce concepts needed in modeling machine intelligence, while also incorporating the latest AI technologies. Her goal is to develop an AI as an additional teaching tool for the course, which will serve as a supplemental teaching assistant available 24/7 to answer student questions.