Lauren Zarzar receives 2022 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award
Lauren Zarzar, assistant professor of chemistry, has been selected as one of 18 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars for 2022 by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. The award is presented to chemists that are within the first five years of their academic careers, have created an outstanding independent body of scholarship, and are deeply committed to education.
Joe Houck receives the 2021 Priestley Teaching Prize
Joe Houck, associate teaching professor of chemistry, has been named the recipient of the 2021 Priestley Teaching Prize, which is awarded annually by the department. The Priestley Prize was established in 2002 to recognize the best undergraduate teachers in the Department of Chemistry, as measured by the increase in learning and enthusiasm for the subject in chemistry courses.
John Asbury honored with 2022 Distinguished Service Award
John Asbury, professor of chemistry at Penn State, has been named a recipient of the 2022 Distinguished Service Award, which was established in 1979 to recognize faculty and staff who have made significant and outstanding leadership and service contributions to the Eberly College of Science over a sustained period of time.
Booker receives Hans Neurath Award from Protein Society
Squire J. Booker, Evan Pugh Professor of Chemistry and of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Penn State, Holder of the Eberly Family Distinguished Chair in Science, and investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has been honored with the Hans Neurath Award from the Protein Society, the premier international society dedicated to supporting protein research.
Susan Sinnott receives 2022 Faculty Scholar Medal
Susan Sinnott, professor of materials science and engineering (MatSE) and of chemistry and head of the Department of MatSE, is one of six Penn State faculty members to receive 2022 Faculty Scholar Medals for Outstanding Achievement.
Penn State chemistry faculty are committed to excellence in research and in education. Their efforts have been recognized at the national level as well as within the University community.
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The Priestley Prize for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching in Chemistry is awarded annually to a faculty member in the Chemistry Department for excellence in undergraduate chemistry instruction.
The Priestley Prize was established in 2002 to recognize the best undergraduate teachers in the Chemistry Department as measured by the increase in learning and enthusiasm for the subject by the students in chemistry courses.