Evita Nestoridi, Maggie Miller, and Nicolas Boumal

The Department annual teaching awards were announced at a special tea on Monday, October 15. This year's Junior Faculty Teaching Awards went to Assistant Professor Nicolas Boumal and Visiting Research Collaborator (and former Instructor) Evita Nestoridi, while the Graduate Student Teaching Award went to Maggie Miller.

The awards are given by the senior faculty and are based largely on student evaluations. Boumal's students have noted he was "very receptive to questions, and genuinely cared that everyone understood."

Nestoridi's students also noted her approachable demeanor and commitment to ensuring every student understood the material, with one student writing “Evita was very careful about explaining the material coherently and in depth, continuously taking the initiative to check with students whether they are following. This is invaluable in a STEM class and I had not had such an engaged instructor at Princeton yet.”

Miller, a fourth year graduate student, was called an "amazing instructor" who is "super great in helping to understand the material" by her students. They also praised her responsiveness to questions and her mastery of colored chalk.

Congratulations to this year's winners!