Castiglia and Zagorac win the inaugural Leigh Page Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching

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November 22, 2021
Emma Castiglia, graduate student with Sarah Demers and a member of Yale’s Wright Lab, and Luna Zagorac, graduate student with Nikhil Padmanabhan, are winners of the inaugural Leigh Page Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching.
The award seeks to acknowledge and celebrate excellence in graduate student teaching, distinct among the already high standard of teaching that graduate students in the physics department consistently achieve. This award will support the Yale Physics graduate program learning goal that “Students will become educators and communicators with the ability to promote an understanding and appreciation of physics across the university and in society,” and help solidify in our community that effective and informed teaching is one of our core values.

The award communication stated, “This Leigh Page Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching recognizes your broad and valuable contributions to physics education at Yale, science communication, and your work fostering a welcoming learning environment for students. You have been and continue to be role models to fellow graduate students, budding scientists in your classrooms and in the New Haven community, and a mentor to peer educators.”

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