Kate Masters receives Atherton Award

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13 April 2012

Kate Masters has been selected to receive the 2012 George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching.  Since becoming a Penn State lecturer in 2004, Katherine Masters has “overhauled” most of her courses’ curricula with the intention of making them as challenging and relevant as possible. Currently, she is developing new theme-based modules for Chem 213H, an honors section of organic chemistry lab, so that, for example, in the food science module, students will carry out the oxidation of green tea to black tea, while in the agricultural science module, students will investigate the volatile organics that come from ripening fruits.

The George W. Atherton award, named after Penn State's seventh president, honors excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level.