Teaching Awards

A variety of awards and prizes recognize excellence in teaching among faculty, instructors, mentors, and teaching assistants.



Biology and Biological Engineering:
  • BBE Teaching Excellence Awards, given by the Student Committee for Biological Advancement (SCUBA) to faculty and teaching assistants who go above and beyond to better teach, encourage, and inspire their students.
Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  • CCE Division Teaching Assistant Award, recognizing graduate students in honor of their exceptional teaching assistantship contributions and dedication; announced each year at the McCoy Award Symposium the day before commencement.
Engineering and Applied Sciences
Geological and Planetary Sciences
  • Richard H. Jahns Teaching Award, recognizing outstanding achievement as a graduate teaching assistant.
Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Brass Division Award, HSS, recognizing teaching, mentoring, or other activity by members of the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences that enhances learning among Caltech undergraduate and graduate students.
Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy