Teaching awards!

ConCarrie Teaching cropgratulations to Carrie Levine and Joan Dudney for receiving UC Berkeley’s Outstanding 2016 Graduate Student Instructor Award. Carrie was acknowledge for her work in ESPM 100ES: Introduction to Methods in Environmental Science. This is a required class exclusively for juniors in Environmental Science. Methods are rarely the most interesting topic of study but essential to good science. Carrie’ was noted for her aptitude in mentoring young scientists: “She helped students to think for themselves – a key goal of this course – while also holding them accountable for Joan teachingmaking the effort.” Joan earned her award for her teaching in ESPM C11: Americans and the Global Forests. This introductory course challenges students to think about how natural resource management and human values affect  forest ecosystems around the world. Joan’s nomination letter praised her ability to connect with the diverse students who take this course and to inspire them to think more carefully about the natural world.