The UW-Madison Department of Chemistry presented the James W. Taylor Teaching Award to Dr. Liana Lamont, who shared her instructional expertise and philosophy in a talk titled, “General Chemistry Curriculum Redesign – Successes and Challenges.”
Clark Landis, who has been with the UW-Madison Department of Chemistry for 30 years, will take over as department chair on July 1, 2021, to begin a three-year term. His goals as department chair are to attract outstanding faculty and students, improve departmental infrastructure for research and education, and to complete our ongoing Departmental reorganization. These goals support the department in its mission to conduct world-class, groundbreaking research in the chemical sciences while offering the highest quality of education to undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral associates.
The Department of Chemistry has chosen two recipients for the James W. Taylor Excellence Teaching Award – Professor Timothy Bertram and senior instructional technology specialist Dr. Rachel Bain. Like many events in the past year, the departmental gathering to present the award looked quite different. Rather than holding a large gathering on campus, the award ceremony was held over Zoom.
This year’s pandemic-induced online instruction did not stop students from enrolling in chemistry courses, but it did give instructors and teaching assistants (TAs) experience using a different instructional medium. “Teaching CHEM 344 online was definitely a unique experience,” said TA Maggie McEwan. “Teaching online requires a different set of skills compared to teaching in a classroom or lab, so I think I learned a lot this summer right along with the students.”
Count down the top Summer Term courses Originally posted on August 3, 2020 here. Hard to believe, but Summer Term 2020 is almost in the books. It was an unprecedented summer, but about 10,900 students …
In the early days of the pandemic, when labs across the country were struggling to meet the demand for testing supplies and materials, the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory immediately took action. The state’s leading animal health lab provided COVID-19 test kits, scarce materials, equipment and training to the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene, which performs COVID-19 testing for high-priority patients statewide.
The Department of Chemistry celebrated its annual Teaching Award Symposium, through which the recipient of the Taylor Award for Teaching Excellence and the Outstanding Chemistry Teaching Assistant Award winners were honored.
From news.wisc.edu Ten faculty members have been chosen to receive this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards, an honor given out since 1953 to recognize the university’s finest educators. Chancellor Rebecca Blank and Provost Sarah Mangelsdorf will …
Each year, the Department of Chemistry chooses one outstanding staff or faculty member to honor with the James W. Taylor Excellence in Teaching Award. This year’s recipient, senior lecturer Paul Hooker, was selected for his exceptional contributions to teaching in the chemistry department.
Nicholas J. Hill and Brian Esselman each received a 2016-2017 James W. Taylor Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Chemistry. The two organic chemistry laboratory directors organized and hosted a conference …