WINNER Artur Krawczyk | Kraków, Poland
Lecturer, AGH University of Science and Technology
Artur Krawczyk, Ph.D., has been a lecturer at AGH University of Science and Technology (AGH US T) since 2001, but his history with
the university goes back to his student days. In 1994, he graduated with an MSc in environmental engineering, and in 2000 he added
a Ph.D. with a focus on mining surveying. Dr. Krawczyk’s passion for inspiring students to advance their understanding of engineering
software dates back to his first teaching assignment. He developed a new course on fundamental software skills for the mining
industry that was subsequently incorporated into the university’s Mining Surveying curriculum. The course, which included software
programming and administration using MicroStation Basic, filled nine lecture halls annually over the next five years.
Dr. Krawczyk followed this success with innovative courses on MicroStation for Mining Surveying, Computer Graphics, Spatial
Information Systems for Environmental Engineers, and Spatial Information Systems for Mining Engineers. In 2006, Dr. Krawczyk created
a Student Association of Computer Graphics designed to provide highly motivated students with extracurricular training in 3D modeling.
Inspired by this advanced learning, student members entered 18 projects in the Bentley Student Design Competition over the next eight
years – with four winning the prestigious Scott Lofgren Student Design Award and three receiving honorable mentions.