Category: Metcalf Award

Chemistry Faculty Receive Boston University’s Top Teaching and Advising Awards

May 21st, 2010 in Award, Caradonna, John, Faculty, Front Page, Metcalf Award, Templeton Award

Professor John Caradonna

Professor John Caradonna

Boston University has again recognized Chemistry’s distinction in teaching and advising by conferring a 2010 Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching on Professor John Caradonna and the 2009/2010 Templeton Prize for Excellence in Student Advising on Dr. Binyomin Abrams.

Student’s have found John Caradonna’s teaching to be the most remarkable and enriching academic experience of their undergraduate careers. In “exit interviews” with graduating seniors, Professor Caradonna was consistently recognized as one of the most respected and valued faculty members in the Department of Chemistry.

When asked to recall their very best experiences as chemistry majors, many students named their time in his CH232 Inorganic Chemistry course as a truly inspiring educational experience. His contributions to Chemistry’s educational mission also include great teaching in first-year Chemistry courses and in graduate program, his work as a mentor to undergraduate and graduate research students, his strong voice for excellence and rigor in our academic programs, and his leadership as Director of Undergraduate Studies. John Caradonna is the fifth Chemistry faculty member to receive a Metcalf Award.

Previous recipients have included

To learn more about Professor Caradonna and his philosophy of teaching, please go to the article about him in  BU Today.

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Professor John Straub receives Boston University 2005 Metcalf Award for Teaching Excellence

May 22nd, 2005 in Award, Metcalf Award, Straub, John

Professor John Straub

Professor John Straub


(Boston) — Boston University  recognized two faculty members as recipients of Metcalf Awards for Teaching Excellence: Akihiro Kanamori, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and John E. Straub, a professor in its Department of Chemistry.

“Based on recommendations of alumni, faculty, and students, the Metcalf Awards symbolize the university community’s gratitude and admiration for meritorious teaching by our most exemplary educators,” said Boston University President ad interim Aram Chobanian.

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