Alumnus Neil Garg is the receipient of Baylor University's Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching for 2018. The most prestigious teaching award in the country comes with a $250,000 prize and is offered once every two years.
Neil earned his bachelor's degree from the NYU Department of Chemistry in 2000, where he conducted research under the direction of Professor Marc Walters. He credits NYU faculty John Halpin and Yorke Rhodes (retired) as early teaching mentors. Neil is currently a Professor of Chemistry at UCLA. He has won a number of honors for his teaching and research, including the 2015 Gold Shield Faculty Prize, the 2014 Eby Award for the Art of Teaching, the 2013 Camille Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Award and the 2012-2013 BruinWalk.com Professor of the Year. He was selected as the 2015 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching California Professor of the Year. Congratulations to Professor Garg!
For a nice article about Neil's teaching methods and accomplishments, click here for the UCLA press release.