Goldstein Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Awards 2022-2023

Mechanical engineering graduate students Kevin Hartoyo and Berik Kallevig have been unanimously selected as the 2022-2023 winners of the Goldstein Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award.

The title comes with a $3500 honorarium per award, a certificate, and their names immortalized alongside previous winners on a plaque in the ME Student Services Office.  

During fall and spring semesters, the ME Department collects student evaluations and instructor recommendations nominating graduate student teaching assistants that have exhibited excellence in teaching and made a significant difference in student learning. Winners are selected by a committee consisting of the directors and program managers of both graduate and undergraduate studies in mechanical engineering. For more information regarding this award, visit

Hartoyo is a PhD student advised by Perry Li; Kallevig is an MSME student advised by Julianna Abel.

Quotes from Kevin Hartoyo's nomination:

  • "He has greatly enriched [the course] by his leadership and participation
  • "He anticipates problems and solves them on his own." 
  • "He has a pleasant personality, is naturally curious about the course material, and cares about the students."
  • "He will be an outstanding instructor, and is a credit to the University of Minnesota."

Quotes from Berik Kallevig's nomination: 

  • "He is first class in all that he does."
  • "His interactions with the student teams are with confidence due to his full understanding of the product development process and knowledge of all of the topics covered in this class." 
  • "He often goes above and beyond for teams, following up with additional resources, making connections between teams and fabrication facilities, and scheduling additional times to meet with individual students or groups to ensure they are getting the support they need."