Physics Graduate Student Adrian Fraser wins campus-wide TA award

Physics PhD student Adrian Fraser has received the UW’s Exceptional Service Award for his teaching in the intermediate introductory physics courses for science and math majors, Physics 207 and 208.

As a teacher, he enjoys having the opportunity to remind himself of physics fundamentals by practicing new ways to help students understand them. Teaching is also an opportunity for him to pay forward the benefits he’s experienced from having dedicated teachers.

“At a place like UW-Madison, where we teach many of the engineers and scientists of tomorrow, good teaching is something that needs to be taken seriously. Dedicated students choose to enroll here because they feel they will be given a thorough education, and we need to live up to that,” Adrian said.

In his PhD work, Adrian studies turbulence in plasmas, the superhot gasses found in stars.

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