Congrats to physics professor Alex Lechenko for earning a 2022-23 College of Letters & Science Distinguished Honors Faculty Award!
Each year, the L&S Honors Program solicits student nominations of faculty members or instructional academic staff who have had a special impact as instructors of Honors courses, as supervisors of Honors theses, or as teachers and mentors of Honors students. The Faculty Honors Committee reviews these nominations and votes to confer Distinguished Honors Faculty status on the strongest nominees for these awards each spring.
Excerpt from student nomination:
As a classroom teacher, Prof. Levchenko is exceptional at explaining difficult concepts. He is really good at challenging students with homework problems, which are very involved and demanding but [helps them] understand materials and develop invaluable skills as a physicist. […] On top of being extremely competent in his research, he cares deeply about his students on a personal level, making sure students are doing ok in general in life and opening many doors for professional activities. As an aspiring theoretical physicist, Prof. Levchenko is someone I would not only like to work with but also want to be like when I reach that stage.
Awardees will be recognized at an L&S Honors Kick-off event this fall.