Emilie Rusch

Mines grad student recognized by National Association of Geoscience Teachers

Lauren Miller served as a teaching assistant for a range of geology courses last year – including summer field session
Lauren Miller on Geology Field Session
Outstanding TA Award winner Lauren Miller helped lead a week of Field Session this summer. (Photo courtesy of Lauren Miller)

Lauren Miller, a master’s student in geological engineering at Colorado School of Mines, has been honored with the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT).

The major society for geoscience education at the college level, NAGT has promoted excellence in geoscience education and supporting the community of geoscience educators since 1938.

A Mines alum, Miller served as a teaching assistant for a range of sophomore, junior and senior-level geology courses during the 2021-22 academic year, including field session this past summer. Miller received her bachelor’s degree in geology and geological engineering from Mines in 2020.

“Lauren received the award due to her commitment to helping students both with classwork and broader mentoring, as well as supporting faculty to teach and improve courses, including helping lead a week of field camp on short notice,” said Brendan Hanger, teaching assistant professor of geology and geological engineering. “Last year our students also recognized her with a departmental TA Award – in just her first year as a TA.”

Emilie Rusch

Emilie Rusch

Director of Communications
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