Graduate Teaching Assistant Excellence Award

The Graduate Teaching Assistant Excellence Award is an LPL initiative which is intended to promote, recognize, and reward exemplary performance among graduate teaching assistants assigned to PTYS undergraduate courses. The award consists of funding intended to be used toward travel and expenses to professional meeting chosen by the recipient. The Department is prepared to make one award per semester. All graduate teaching assistants assigned to PTYS courses are eligible, whether or not their home department is PTYS.

Semester Recipient Instructor Course
Spring 2019 No award given
Fall 2018 No award given
Spring 2018 Tracy Esman Steve Kortenkamp PTYS/ASTR 170B2
Fall 2017 Saverio Cambioni Steve Kortenkamp PTYS/ASTR 206
Spring 2017 Kyle Pearson Vishnu Reddy PTYS/ASTR 170B2
Fall 2016 Laci Brock Steve Kortenkamp PTYS/ASTR 206
Spring 2016 Chet Maleszewski Vishnu Reddy PTYS/ASTR 170B2
Fall 2015 Donna Viola Joe Spitale PTYS/ASTR/GEOS 214 
Spring 2015 Ethan Schaefer Joe Giacalone PTYS/ASTR 206
Fall 2014 Sarah Peacock Steve Kortenkamp PTYS/ASTR 206
Spring 2014 Sky Beard Tamara Rogers PTYS/ASTR 170B2
Fall 2013 Molly Simon Steve Kortenkamp PTYS/ASTR 206 
Spring 2013 Tony Nottke Hal Larson PTYS/ASTR 170A1
Fall 2012 Patricio Becerra Tamara Rogers PTYS/ASTR 170B1
Spring 2012 Robert Zellem Peter Smith PTYS/ASTR/GEOS 214
Fall 2011 Christa Van Laerhoven Joe Spitale PTYS/ASTR/GEOS 214
Spring 2011 Lissa Ong  Betty Pierazzo PTYS/ASTR/GEOS 214
Spring 2011 Devin Schrader Betty Pierrazo PTYSASTR/GEOS 214
Fall 2010 Margaret Blome Steve Kortenkamp PTYS/ASTR 206
Spring 2010 No award
Fall 2009 Tiffany Kataria Betty Pierazzo PTYS/ASTR/GEOS 214
Spring 2009 Vijay Veerasamy Betty Pierazzo PTYS/ASTR/GEOS 214
Fall 2008 No award
Spring 2008 Sarah Hörst Rick Greenberg NATS 101
Fall 2007 Doug Archer Alex Pavlov PTYS/ASTR/GEOS 214
Spring 2007 Naydene Hays Hal Larson NATS 102
Fall 2006 Kathryn Volk Hal Larson NATS 101
Spring 2006 Kathryn Gardner Caitlin Griffith NATS 102
Fall 2005 No Award
Spring 2005 Tony Nottke Hal Larson NATS 101
Spring 2005  Kelly Kolb Rick Greenberg NATS 101
Fall 2004 John Keller Tim Swindle NATS 102
Spring 2004 Terry Hurford Dante Lauretta NATS 102
Fall 2003 Amanda Proctor  Tim Swindle PTYS/ASTR 206
Fall 2003 Brandon Preblich Tim Swindle PTYS/ASTR 206
Spring 2003 No Award
Fall 2002 David O’Brien Jonathan Lunine NATS 101
Spring 2002 Peter Lanagan John Lewis NATS 102
Fall 2001 Matt Tiscareno Alfred McEwen  PTYS/ASTR 206
Fall 2001 Matt Tiscareno Robert Brown NATS 102
Spring 2001 Ron Fevig Uwe Fink PTYS/ASTR 206
Fall 2000 Larry Rudd Hal Larson NATS 101
Spring 2000 Jani Radebaugh  Hal Larson  NATS 101
Spring 2000 Ingrid Daubar Uwe Fink PTYS/ASTR 206
Fall 1999 David Wood  Hal Larson  NATS 102
Fall 1999 Joshua Emery Michael Drake PTYS/ASTR 206