The winners of the awards handed out annually by LUNA have been decided upon. Today June 4th, at the faculty graduation ceremony, the prizes are handed out. Congratulations Melvyn B. Davies and Christina Ledje! Below you find the motivation texts that was sent along the nominations by students from the faculty, for the two.
The pedagogical prize
“A very respectable lecturer who teaches the subject with great enthusiasm. (…) A worthy nominee for the pedagogical prize 2017.”
Melvyn B. Davies
Melvyn B. Davies, professor and lecturer at the Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics
The honorary prize
“Tina’s drive and dedication shines through everything she does, and everything she does is in the best interest of the students.”
Christina Ledje, lector, study advisor and master’s coordinator at the Department of Biology
Nomination text for Melvyn B. Davies as sent in by students
“A very respectable lecturer who teaches the subject with great enthusiasm. He use fun and useful analogies to make the subject easier to grasp. He use discussion in small group as a tool to give the student a deeper understanding of the subject and for the student to think about what the answer to a question before getting it handed to you. A worthy nominee for the pedagogical prize 2017.”
Nomination text for Christina Ledje as sent in by students
“As a biologist one is lucky to know that carrier and study advice is easily attainable and holds a great quality. A quick walk through the Ecology building and you find yourself at Tina’s office. No matter how stressed and nervous one arrives, you always leave her room with a smile and a feeling of confidence.
Tina’s drive and dedication shines through everything she does, and everything she does is in the best interest of the students. Taking on a coordinating role for master studies she is a well-known name across the faculty. Despite her many commitments, neither her work quality nor her empathy lets one down.
One cannot do anything but wonder how she manages everything so well and still finds time to make personal connections to the students she cares so well for. Such dedication and extensive knowledge within one’s area of work should not go unnoticed, and I cannot think of anyone more well-deserving of LUNA’s honorary prize.”