Graduate students honored for teaching excellence

Forty-one graduate students will be honored with Centennial Teaching Assistant Awards at a ceremony on Saturday, June 12. Now in its 21st year, the award program recognizes and rewards outstanding teaching by graduate students in the schools of Humanities and Sciences, Earth Sciences, and Engineering.

Each year half of the departments in the School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S) are invited to nominate graduate student teachers for the award. In Engineering and Earth Sciences, all departments are eligible to nominate teaching assistants each year. Deans Pamela Matson, Earth Sciences; James Plummer, Engineering; and Richard Saller, H&S, will present the awards. Each Centennial Teaching Assistant is awarded a certificate and $500 prize.

This year's winners are:

School of Humanities and Sciences

Art and Art History: Mary Campbell, Amy DaPonte

Chemistry: Armando Hernandez, Hsia-Lu Denise Lee, Sarah Sherlock

Classics: Sarah Murray

German Studies: Chiann Karen Tsui, Xiaohua Zhang

History: Lori Flores, Kevin Kim

Human Biology: Lauren Smith

Music: Jieun Oh

Philosophy: Amanda Greene, Sally Riordan

Physics: Douglas Applegate, Martin Mueller, Elizabeth Schemm, Wells Wulsin

Political Science: Sarah Anzia, Ruth Kricheli, Amanda Robinson

Psychology: Stephen Flusberg, Tamara Sims, Alexia Toskos, Adriana Weisleder Grynspan

Slavic Languages and Literatures: Irina Erman

Sociology: Erin Cumberworth, Dan Wang

School of Earth Sciences

Earth Systems Program: Chris Seifert

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources: Narasimha Rao

Energy Resources Engineering: Bihter Padak

Environmental Earth System Science: Molly Palmer

Geological and Environmental Sciences: Fil Nenna

Geophysics: Danica Dralus

School of Engineering

Aeronautics and Astronautics: Geoffrey Bower

Chemical Engineering: Justin Opatkiewicz

Computer Science: Benjamin Packer

Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering: Tania Bakhos

Management Science and Engineering: Naveed Chehrazi

Materials Science and Engineering: Anthony Diamond

Mechanical Engineering: Kimberly Harrison