Justin Otter, Bastian Pradenas, Isu Ravi, Sanjana Sekhar, and Nicholas Speeney Receive Graduate Teaching Awards

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The Graduate Program Committee is pleased to announce their selection of the most outstanding graduate student Teaching Assistants in the department with their annual graduate teaching awards.

Justin Otter is awarded the Agnew Prize for Excellence in Teaching for his fall 2020 performance in introductory physics, where he prioritizes students’ success and clear communication and has received outstanding evaluations. 

Bastian Pradenas is awarded the E.J.Rhee Prize for Flair in Teaching for his fall 2020 performance in introductory physics, where he provides personalized assistance, is generous with his time and has received outstanding evaluations. 

Isu Ravi is awarded the Tatum Prize for Excellence in Teaching for her fall 2020 performance in “Introduction to Space Science and Technology”, where she went above and beyond the call of duty, ensuring a positive educational experience, and has received outstanding evaluations. 

Sanjana Sekhar is awarded the Rowland Prize for Innovation in Teaching for her spring 2021 performance in “Practical Data Science”, where she has demonstrated remarkable flexibility and communication skills and provided extensive personalized support to students. 

Nicholas Speeney is awarded the Kilby Prize for Excellence in Teaching for his fall 2020 performance in introductory physics, where he provides timely and helpful feedback and has received outstanding evaluations.