15 April 2014—We are proud to announce that David Giang, one of our undergraduate teaching assistants (UGTAs) for SSC 302 Data Analysis for the Health Sciences, was selected as a finalist for UT President’s Student Employee of the Year Award. David was presented with a certificate and recognized as a finalist at the Student Employee Recognition Luncheon on April 14th.
David currently works and has worked with the SSC for the past six semesters. David’s level of expertise with our course content was recently recognized by other faculty when he was selected as the only undergraduate student worker to assist in the development of a MOOC version of SSC 302. For each assigned task, David shines—completing it at a high level and with a positive attitude.
One of the most unique contributions that David makes to our program is his love of teaching; David is always the first to volunteer to guide groups of 40 plus students through a review of course material. He is a natural leader and teacher, which are reflected in his interactions with students and through the excellent feedback and guidance he provides students.
As part of National Student Employee Appreciation Week, we want to congratulate David on his recognition, and to thank our entire body of undergraduate teaching assistants, graduate teaching assistants, and student workers for the hard work they do each week. These students’ efforts allow courses we offer to be taught at a high level, and their hard work benefits the thousands of students who take our classes every semester.