Qiang Liu has been named TA of the Year for his work on CHE 317 in 2013 and is being awarded the Paige H. and J. Jeff Weidner Endowed Presidential Fellowship in Chemical Engineering.
This is what some of Qiang’s students had to say about him:
“The TA was amazing. He went out of his way to make sure our assignments were returned back to us on time, and he made sure that we were well prepared for class. He explained the concepts clearly, and was very receptive to questions even when a student was asking about something that was previously explained.”
“Qiang went above and beyond as a TA. He was always very quick to respond to emails and questions with a thorough knowledge of the subject. His recitation sessions were helpful and informative, and he seemed thoroughly interested in our progress. Best TA I have had at UT.”
“Qiang was awesome – he helped me better understand the material and he clarified many points. I feel that he really enjoyed teaching . . . I feel really lucky to have had him as a TA. He helped make 317 an enjoyable subject.”
Qiang has extended his outstanding teaching skills and interests beyond this class. He also regularly teaches science to preschoolers at the Austin Children’s Museum and is involved in the Ridgetop Middle School Science Club. During summer 2014, he taught a week-long polymer science course to several high school students before they started summer research.
We congratulate Qiang Liu, and thank him for his commitment to teaching.