Mr. Jason George, an M.D./Ph.D. student in his third year of graduate school in Dr. Herbert Levine‚Äôs research group, has received the Teaching Assistant Award for Student Support from the Center for Teaching Excellence. To receive this award, TAs must be nominated by undergraduate students in the course for which they were a TA.¬† A committee of graduate students selects a field of 12 finalists, from which a winner is selected by a committee of Faculty Fellows, Graduate Fellows and undergraduates.
Mr. George receives the award for assisting with the Biomechanics class (Bioe 372) with glowing recommendations from the students in the course.¬† This was his second time to serve as a TA.¬† He continues to serve as a TA for Bioengineering courses and appreciates the opportunity to try his hand at teaching.¬† Mr. George has a great appreciation for the time and effort it takes to prepare and teach a class, and how different classes require a different teaching approach.¬† While his hope is to pursue a career in research, he believes teaching may be a part of that and feels better prepared having served as a TA already.
Congratulations to Jason George on his achievement! Information about the award presentation can be found here.