May 27, 2022
A graduate student in the Department of Chemistry, Ian Bongalonta, has been a winner of the 2022 Wayne C. Booth Prize for Excellence in Teaching, awarded annually to graduate students for outstanding instruction of undergraduates.
Students and faculty in the College nominated the recipients for the prize, which was established in 1991 in honor of Booth, PhD’50, the late UChicago faculty member who was one of the 20th century’s most influential literary critics.
Additionally, three graduate students have been awarded the Physical Sciences Teaching Prizes for 2021-22: Sandrine Legault, Colin Lynch, and Sarah Litwin of the Department of Chemistry.
The Teaching Prize is based on nominations from students who shared compelling evidence of honorees’ outstanding contributions made to their education. Excellence in teaching is a fundamental goal of the University of Chicago and these nominees stood out for the quality and success of their efforts. Each will receive $1,000 as part of the award.
Learn more about this year’s prize recipients below: