Ashley Erb is a second year graduate student in the Aponick group, who has been teaching in our CHM2211L lab course for two years. For Ashley, Organic Chemistry really energizes her and she strives to pass on this enthusiasm to her students. Ashley’s skills as an instructor have recently been recognized by both the Chemistry Department and the University of Florida, and she is a recipient of a 2018-2019 University of Florida Graduate Student Teaching Award.
Christopher Brewer has been honored as a recipient of the 2018 – 2019 UF Graduate Student Teaching Award. This award is presented by the UF Graduate School and awardees are nominated by their department. Chris is a fourth year graduate student in the McElwee-White group and has taught CHM1025 as instructor seven times over four years. Chris has had the opportunity to share his passion for chemistry with over two thousand students during his time teaching at UF. During lectures Chris incorporates numerous live chemistry demonstrations to foster excitement about learning. Additionally, Chris coordinates and teaches an Honors Harry Potter-themed Potions Camp for incoming freshmen to the UF Honors Program. To Chris, teaching others is a very rewarding part of his graduate career.