Tarek Sobh of Shelton, a computer engineering professor at the University of Bridgeport (UB), received the  2015 Outstanding Teacher Award from the American Society of Engineering Educators’ (ASEE) Northeast Section.

The award recognizes Sobh’s teaching expertise, his contributions to engineering education, his research and publications, and his involvement with ASEE.

Sobh is the founding director of UB’s Interdisciplinary Robotics, Intelligence Sensing and Control Laboratory, and a founder of the high-tech small business incubator at UB.

He is the dean of the UB School of Engineering and the senior vice president for graduate studies at UB.

Sobh earned his bachelor’s degree in Egypt and his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania. His three youngest children attend the Shelton public schools.

ASEE was founded in 1893 as a nonprofit organization committed to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology.