PhD student David Freiberg (advisor: Antonios Zavaliangos) is a recipient of a 2018 Drexel University Teaching Assistant (TA) Excellence Award.
The TA Awards are presented to graduate students serving as TAs “who exhibit exemplary commitment to student learning, reflective teaching practices, innovative teaching methods, leadership and a commitment to their professional growth and development as a teacher.” David is one of 10 awardees selected out of hundreds of submitted nominations.
David was nominated by A.W. Grosvenor Professor Antonios Zavaliangos for his work as a TA for Zavaliangos’s Fall 2017-2018 MATE 460 Engineering Computation Laboratory course. Zavaliangos declared David the best TA he has ever worked with and illuminated the dedication David had to the students, as well as the feedback David provided to improve the labs and the students’ work.
Additionally, four Drexel Materials students were selected as College of Engineering nominees for other Drexel University graduate awards. They include: Gabriel Burks (advisor: Christopher Li) for the Common Good Award; Yuan-Ping (Peter) Li (advisor: Hao Cheng) for the Post-Candidacy and Patrick West (advisor: Ekaterina Pomerantseva) for the Terminal Master’s Research Excellence Award; and Kathleen Maleski (advisor: Yury Gogotsi) for the Outstanding Mentorship Award.
The students were honored at Drexel’s Graduate Student Day awards ceremony on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in Mitchell Auditorium in the Bossone Research Enterprise Center.