The MIT School of Science annually celebrates faculty members who demonstrate excellence in teaching. Nomination letters from either faculty or students are welcome during the spring semester of each academic year.

Undergraduate Education

The School of Science Teaching Prize for Undergraduate Education recognizes outstanding teaching not only in undergraduate subjects with large enrollments (such as those that satisfy the General Institute Requirements in science), but also in upper-level science subjects in which enrollments are smaller.

Previous winners

Graduate Education

The School of Science Teaching Prize for Graduate Education often honors teaching of mainstream subjects in which fundamental principles of the relevant fields are presented. Such courses typically provide the basis for advanced education and research and prepare students for professional careers.

Previous winners

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Only School of Science faculty (not teaching assistants, or instructors, etc.) are eligible for the award.
Rules and guidelines
  • Faculty must teach a course in Course 5 (Chemistry), Course 7 (Biology), Course 9 (Brain and Cognitive Sciences), Course 8 (Physics), Course 12 (Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences), or Course 18 (Mathematics).
  • Courses may be a General Institute Requirement (GIR) or a specialized science subject.
Group nominations by faculty and/or staff are encouraged.