Awards for Teaching
Peer-Led Team-Learning (PLTL) Leader Award
PLTL leaders must be dedicated and patient, and have performed exceptionally well in general chemistry. The PLTL Award recognizes outstanding PLTL leaders, chosen based on their observed performance in PLTL sessions and positive feedback from their students.
Residential Peer Mentor (RPM) Award
RPM awards recognize residential peer mentors for their outstanding work mentoring freshman and sophomore chemistry students, their commitment to the general chemistry philosophy, and their demonstrated concern for the success of their students and the RPM program.
Chemistry Peer Mentor Award
This award honors outstanding peer mentors for their knowledge, dedication, patience, and ability to share learning experiences with mentees, as well as significant contributions to the department’s teaching mission.
Chemistry Lab Mentor Award
The lab mentor award recognizes significant contributions to the general chemistry lab mentoring program, as well as extraordinary efforts to enhance the lab experience for undergraduate students, explain complex chemical concepts clearly, and increase student engagement and interest in the material.
Organic Chemistry Assistant Award
The award recognizes, encourages, and rewards organic chemistry learning/teaching assistants for their outstanding teaching performance and their dedication to promoting collaborative learning in organic chemistry.
Undergraduate Lab Teaching Assistant Award
This award is given for outstanding contributions to teaching an undergraduate laboratory class.