P&A Awards Teaching Assistants

May 31, 2018 - Gloria Cordova

Photo of students Karthik and AustinCQuIC PhD students Karthik Chinni and Austin Daniel were awarded jointly the Department of Physics and Astronomy’s William G. Larsen, PhD, Memorial Award for Best Teaching Assistant at the Physics and Astronomy Convocation on May 12.  Lecturer Mickey Odom, presenting the awards on the behalf of the department, said of Karthik, quoting Professor Kenkre, “Karthik has shown exceptional dedication every semester.  … He volunteered in situations in which others would not have and went far beyond what was expected of him in helping me and helping the students,” and of Austin, “He is a natural teacher. I have watched him consistently engage his students, who rate him highly.”