Tyler Myers Wins Prize Teaching Fellowship

November 28, 2022
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Tyler Myers, a 3rd-year Ph.D. student from the Miller Lab, was awarded a Prize Teaching Fellowship for teaching in 2021-2022. The award, recognizing outstanding performance and promise as a teacher, is considered among the most important honors that Yale bestows upon graduate students.

“I am honored to have been selected as a recipient of the Prize Teaching Fellowship. I tremendously enjoy teaching, and this award has encouraged me to continue on my path toward becoming an educator,” Tyler said. “I would also like to thank the CHEM 174 class. Their excitement towards chemistry made teaching them an even more gratifying experience.” 

Tyler received the award, which comes with a cash prize, for his role as a teaching fellow based on his excellent performance, as attested to by undergraduate students and his supervising faculty Timothy Newhouse, associate professor of chemistry.

“Tyler has a profound ability to connect and empathize with his students, which allows him to clarify exactly what his students need to know in a way that is accessible to them,” said Newhouse, who taught the Organic Chemistry course for first-year students for which Tyler was a teaching fellow.

Tyler and the other fellowship winners were honored at a dinner in October, hosted by the Dean of the Graduate School and the Dean of Yale College.