Philip E. Angerhofer Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

The Philip E. Angerhofer Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award is awarded each fall during the Department Assembly to the graduate student with the best overall performance as a Teaching Assistant during the preceding academic year. No application is necessary; selection is made by a committee drawn from the Department's teaching faculty. The selected candidate receives a $250 award.

Philip E. Angerhofer joined the Department as a graduate student in 1974. He worked with Prof. Mukul Kundu on supernova remnants and received his Ph.D. in 1980. He took a position at the USNO but passed away in 1986 at the age of 35. Upon his death, the Department instituted the Angerhofer TA Award in his honor. Major contributors to the award's funding include the Department of Astronomy and Prof. Donat Wentzel.


Award Winners

  • 1987-1988: Peter W. Giovanoni
  • 1988-1989: Kimberly A. Weaver
  • 1989-1990: Joseph P. McMullin
  • 1990-1991: Tamara T. Helfer
  • 1991-1992: Rachel A. Gibbons
  • 1992-1993: Philip A. Esterle
  • 1993-1994: Michele Thornley
  • 1994-1995: C. Keith Watt
  • 1995-1996: Sara E. Donaldson
  • 1996-1997: Kristen A. Miller
  • 1997-1998: Kartik J. Sheth
  • 1998-1999: Nikolaus H. Volgenau
  • 1999-2000: Donna Pierce
  • 2000-2001: Matthew Knight
  • 2001-2002: Matthew Knight
  • 2002-2003: Vanessa Lauburg
  • 2003-2004: Meredith McCarthy
  • 2004-2005: Ashley Zauderer
  • 2005-2006: Jane Gilhooly
  • 2006-2007: Megan DeCesar & Michael Gill
  • 2007-2008: Sidharth Kumar
  • 2008-2009: Shaye Storm
  • 2009-2010: Alex McCormick
  • 2010-2011: Kory Kreimeyer
  • 2011-2012: Krista Smith
  • 2012-2013: Drew Hogg
  • 2013-2014: Myra Stone
  • 2014-2015: Dana Louie & Amy Steele
  • 2015-2016: Virginia Cunningham & Sara Frederick
  • 2016-2017: Carrie Holt & Elizabeth Tarantino