Thomas G. Stockham Medal

Thomas G. Stockham Medal
The Thomas G. Stockham, Jr. Medal for Conspicuously Effective Teaching was established by the University of Utah in memory of Thomas G. Stockham, Jr., professor of electrical engineering, who is remembered as the father of digital recording in honor of his pioneering work in the fields of digital recording and tapeless editing.

The medal is awarded to one graduate student each year for “conspicuously effective teaching.” Candidates for the medal are nominated by their faculty advisors and mentors. The recipient of the Stockham Medal will also receive a $1,000 cash prize. A maximum of one award may be granted each year. The committee may decline to award the medal in any given year.

Eligibility
Any matriculated graduate student who is enrolled, officially working toward a graduate degree in the Graduate School or in a professional school or college at the University of Utah is eligible to apply for the award, so long as they have worked as a teaching assistant or other instructing capacity during their graduate career. Students should complete this application at the invitation of their faculty advisor/mentor.

Selection Process
A selection committee appointed by the Graduate School will meet to make the award based on the criteria stated below.

Selection Criteria
The medal is awarded to one graduate student each year for “conspicuously effective teaching.” Candidates for the medal are nominated by their faculty advisors and mentors. Nominations will be considered based on the following areas:

  • The nominee’s demonstrated creative and effective teaching methods
  • The nominee’s impact on undergraduate education in general and in their department
  • Training and professional development opportunities that the nominee has participated in at the University of Utah
  • The nominee’s commitment to improving the effectiveness of student teaching programs at the University of Utah

Award
$1,000.00
Deadline
01/31/2022
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please upload (in PDF or Word document format) a one-page statement that describes your teaching philosophy.
  2. Please upload (in PDF or Word document format) your instructor ratings, if available.
  3. Please list your teaching assignments.
  4. Please list your faculty advisor and their email address.