Regents' Outstanding
Teaching Awards

Shih-Ho "(Simon)" Chao, PhD, PE

Associate Professor of Structural Engineering

Department of Civil Engineering

UT Arlington

I feel privileged to be able to play a part in the transformation of a student to a future engineer.

There is nothing more satisfying than making connections with students as they begin to realize the value of structural engineering. It is especially rewarding to see them develop career paths as they discover their path in engineering practice. My teaching philosophy revolves around helping all my students to not only learn about structural engineering, but to build confidence concerning their ability to demonstrate their knowledge through actual in-class and in-lab projects that will prepare them for a future in this ever-changing and challenging field.