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The Department of Physics presented Graduate Teaching Awards this Spring to three Physics graduate students.

The recipients, George Paily, Andrew Balk, and J. D. Dulny, were selected by the Introductory Course Committee based on their teaching evaluations, faculty recommendations, and nominations from undergraduate students. At the same ceremony, Colin Campbell was awarded the ‘Stan Sheperd Graduate Teaching Assistant Award’ which is “…is given to a senior Physics graduate student who has excelled in teaching and who has contributed to the instructional mission of the Physics Department above and beyond their assigned TA duties. This award honors Prof. Sheperd whose record of teaching and service to undergraduate students at Penn State was marked by such a commitment to excellence.” Colin showed a consistent record of excellence in his TA duties, as well as taking on the duties of a lecturer in the Summer of 2010 and will do so again in Summer 2011. He is a senior graduate student who is studying the mathematics and physics of biological networks with Prof. Reka Albert and graduated from Westminster College in Pennsylvania. In addition to his teaching and research experiences, Colin is a new father and he’s pictured here with his daughter. Congratulations to Colin, on many fronts!