The Mary Creason Memorial Award was established to honor students who excel in teaching physics in the Introductory Physics Laboratories at Duke.
Dr. Mary Creason was a Lecturer and coordinator of instructional laboratory activities in the department of Physics at Duke University until her untimely death in May 2007. Dr. Creason's passion for improving undergraduate education and graduate teaching assistant training is greatly missed by the Physics Department.
The call for nomination is announced twice a year, towards the end of each semester. The winner will be announced in the fall of the following academic year. The awardee will be given a certificate together with a $1000.00 award. The award will be divided if there are multiple winners.
To nominate a student, please send your nomination letter to the Associate Chair for Teaching, Prof. Ashutosh Kotwal before the deadline. The nomination letter should describe the impact the nominee has made on the way undergraduate students learn in the introductory laboratory. The selection committee consists of the Associate Chair for Teaching, the Director for undergraduate studies and the Director for Graduate Studies. In addition to the nomination letter(s), the selection committee will also evaluate the student course evaluations of the undergraduate lab(s) taught by the nominee.