Phil Stemple wins the George Gilbert Pond Award for Excellence in Support of Undergraduate Education

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11 October 2016

Phil Stemple has been selected to receive this year's George Gilbert Pond Award for Excellence in Support of Undergraduate Education.  Phil will receive the award at the November 30 holiday awards reception.

Phil has been with the department for ten years as our lecture prep specialist.  In addition to providing demonstration support for our large lecture courses and for special outreach events, Phil has put a huge amount of creativity, time, and energy into developing new demonstrations, improving existing ones, and training faculty and TA's to carry out demonstrations effectively and safely.  Phil's efforts have provided the secret sauce that not only helps make our lecture classes informative and fun, but also promotes a climate of excellence in instruction in our department. Thank you Phil for all that you do for Chemistry at Penn State!