Schrimpf receives Harvie Branscomb Distinguished Professor Award

Ronald D. Schrimpf, professor of electrical engineering and professor of computer engineering, received The Harvie Branscomb Distinguished Professor Award April 17 at the spring faculty senate.


The Branscomb Award is for distinguished accomplishments at furthering the aims of Vanderbilt University. The winner receives a cash award of $2,500, an engraved silver tray, and official designation as the Harvie Branscomb Distinguished Professor for one year.

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Virginia Shepherd, chair of the faculty senate, presented the award to Schrimpf.
Schrimpf’s passion for teaching was recognized in 2008 with a School of Engineering teaching award, and his legacy of mentoring both undergraduate and graduate students over the years exemplifies his generosity and his generous investment in human potential.

Last fall, Schrimpf was appointed head of Memorial House at The Commons. His commitment to freshmen students in this unique community; his consistent top 10 percent ratings among faculty in his department as evaluated by students; and his remarkable research achievements are but a few of the many reasons that he is deserving of this award, the chancellor said.