Madhu Mahalingam, PhD, assistant chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at University of the Sciences, has been named the recipient of the Philadelphia Local Section of the American Chemical Society's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in Chemical Science. She will accept her award during a ceremony held at the University on Thursday, May 21.
“My main goal as an educator is to improve my students’ understanding of chemistry, as well as expand their ability to apply their lessons to new situations and enhance their critical thinking and problem solving skills,” said Dr. Mahalingam.
This distinct honor recognizes Dr. Mahalingam’s excellence in undergraduate teaching in chemical science at USciences, where she instructs a large general chemistry course to students in the pharmacy, physical therapy, and biology programs. She is the first professor from USciences to receive this award, which was established in 2003.
To be eligible to receive the award, a professor must teach at an academic institution within the geographical boundaries of the Philadelphia chapter of the American Chemical Society—which includes the counties of Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, Delaware and Bucks in Pennsylvania and Burlington and Camden in New Jersey.