RSB plant scientists recognised at national university teaching awards

26 September 2017

A team of RSB researchers has been recognised nationally for their outstanding contribution to student learning, at the Federal Department of Education and Training’s Australian Awards for University Teaching, held in Sydney recently.

Estee Tee, Su Yin Phua, Kai Xun Chan, Diep Ganguly, Peter Crisp, Xin Hou and Barry Pogson, from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology, received the Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning for their program Training and Inspiring Educators in Research (TIER). 

TIER is a program for researchers and teachers, which aims to influence the personal development, career prospects, and learning experiences of students at all tertiary levels through a dynamic and sustainable multi-tiered mentoring approach.

The program provides mentees with unprecedented support, independence and opportunities for leadership and self-improvement.

Estee Tee, the spokesperson for the project, said of the award "this is a wonderful reflection on our own past and present mentors, and we dedicate this award to them because of how they influenced our own careers and outlook on teaching”.

She said the award acknowledged the importance and value of teachers and their important, long-lasting impact on students.