Two faculty members were awarded School of Science teaching prizes on September 29 by Dean Robert J. Birgeneau. Professor Robert T. Sauer, associate head of the Department of Biology, was awarded the prize for graduate teaching "for his enthusiasm for teaching, concern for the welfare of his students, outstanding performance as an advisor and mentor both in the classroom and in the laboratory, and numerous and impressive contributions to general curricular development and the overall educational environment." Professor Rick L. Danheiser (center), associate head of the Department of Chemistry, received the prize for excellence in undergraduate teaching. His award cited "his enthusiastic, well organized and carefully planned lectures, masterful use of visual aids (including the blackboard and three-dimensional models), deep insights in and contributions to curriculum design and genuine concern for the well-being of his students."
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 7, 1998.