Ruesink Outstanding Associate Instructor Teaching Award

Albert Ruesink Outstanding Associate Instructor Teaching Award in Biology

We are grateful to Al Ruesink’s family, friends, colleagues, and former students who have contributed to this award. You, too, can honor Ruesink’s passion for quality teaching by making an online memorial gift to the Ruesink Outstanding Instructor Teaching Award in Biology by clicking the Give Now button which links to a secure IU Foundation website.

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2023 Ruesink Outstanding Associate Instructor: Haley Brown

Haley is a fifth-year GCDB Ph.D. candidate in Professor Justin Kumar’s lab where she studies fate determination and patterning of the Drosophila eye. Alongside her research, she has taught every semester since Fall 2019 and is incredibly honored to have received this award. Courses she taught include L319 Genetics Laboratory and the IFLE course (H111).

About the Albert Ruesink Outstanding Associate Instructor Teaching Award in Biology

This fund supports an annual award that promotes and recognizes excellent teaching by graduate students teaching in the IU Bloomington Department of Biology. Candidates must be Department of Biology majors or related majors who have been selected for the award because of their teaching within the Department of Biology. The number of recipients each year should never exceed three. Should sufficient income be available after the teaching award is granted, this fund could also be used to send departmental graduate students to conferences primarily related to teaching, with preference given to students presenting papers or posters at these conferences.

This award was established in 2013 by Albert and Kathy Ruesink. During their careers at Indiana University, the couple mentored thousands of students.