JILA Fellow Heather Lewandowski has been awarded the 2021 Boulder Faculty Excellence Award. This award was given specifically for Lewandowski's excellence in teaching and pedagogy. The Boulder Faculty Excellence Awards strive to recognize advances within the university. Candidates are nominated based on innovative practices and classroom teaching. Letters from students and colleagues testify to a candidate's success and allow the selection committee to award a candidate fairly and accurately.
Heather Lewandowski's group focuses on experimental cold molecular physics and physics education research. Lewandowski not only has dedication in her laboratory, but studies how students learn experimental physics. With both research topics having interdisciplinary approaches, it's no wonder Lewandowski was selected for this award. Congratulations!