Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards

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The Award

NAGT recognizes outstanding teaching assistants in geoscience education with up to 30 awards annually. Both undergraduate and graduate teaching assistants are eligible for the award. Award winners receive a one year membership in NAGT, which includes an online subscription to the Journal of Geoscience Education and our In The Trenches quarterly magazine. The yearly membership starts January 1st of the upcoming year.

The undergraduate student awards are the gift of Thomas Hendrix, Grand Valley State University. Tom was the recipient of the 1994 Neil Miner award and he also served as President of NAGT as editor of the Journal of Geoscience Education. The graduate student awards are funded by NAGT.

Award Recipients

2020 Recipients

June Award

  • Samuel Barber. Baylor University
  • Riley Blais, Clemson University
  • Daniel Blakemore, Miami University (Oxford, OH)
  • Olivia Costantino, Clemson University
  • Joseph Gutierrez, California State University Fullerton
  • Kevin Hurler, University of South Carolina
  • Corrie Lucchesi, Northern Illinois University
  • Sierra Patterson, University of South Carolina
  • Heather Roman-Stork, School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment - University of South Carolina
  • Lance Tully, University of South Carolina

January Award

  • Sandrine Duboscq, North Carolina State University
  • Mark Robbins, University of Michigan

Past Recipients

Make a Nomination

Nominations must be submitted by the department chair or faculty member coordinating teaching assistants. A nominating letter should include:

  • The name, address and class year of the nominee
  • The name of the course or courses in which the student assisted
  • A description of the activities and qualities that make this teaching assistant outstanding

Nomination Deadlines: December 15th and June 15th

Nomination letters may be submitted by using our online nomination form or by sending them to our office:

NAGT - TA Award Nomination
c/o Carleton College/SERC
One North College Street 
Northfield, MN 55057

Questions can be directed to Sandy Lynn-Proshek.