Gerald J. Lieberman fellowships are for doctoral students in the later stages of their programs. Nine are awarded every year: one each in the schools of education, earth sciences, medicine, and engineering; law and business alternate nominating years; and the school of humanities and sciences awards three. Nominations are for doctoral students whose personal and professional traits resemble Lieberman's. Through their research accomplishments, teaching, and university service, awardees must have demonstrated the potential for becoming academic leaders.
As a teaching assistant, I helped prepare the class work, assisted with lab projects, and organized the catering for the above week-long classes for graduate students from all different majors.
During this week-long spring break class, I worked with other teaching assistants to help develop and coordinate the student activities for the week. We each conducted daily afternoon sessions with our own group of students to discuss the material from the lectures and to brainstorm about the provided energy "teasers". I also graded the daily thought notebooks for my group of students.
My teaching assistant duties were similar for these two classes, both of which included undergraduate and graduate students. I organized and led office hours and special sessions for tutoring the students, and I prepared and presented review sessions for the quizes and the final (5 review sessions per quarter)
This class was broadcast to Singapore University through the Singapore Stanford Partnership (SSP) in Environmental Engineering and Science. In addition to my normal teaching assistant duties, I was also the teaching assistant for the Singapore students. I organized and led supplemental office hours and interactive review sessions that were broadcast live to Singapore, and allowed the students there to ask questions. I also coordinated the homework, papers, quizzes, and final submissions from the Singapore students. It was a unique experience, and one I thoroughly enjoyed!