Simon Mochrie, professor of physics, wins the 2021 Dylan Hixon ’88 Prize for Teaching Excellence in the Natural Sciences

May 20, 2021

In their nominations for this year’s Yale College Teaching Prizes, undergraduate students praised the honored faculty members for not only shining in the classroom but also for having a meaningful impact in their lives beyond it. Simon Mochrie, Professor of Physics and of Applied Physics received the Dylan Hixon ’88 Prize for teaching excellence in the natural sciences. Professor Mochrie was among the five recipients receiving the Yale College Teaching prizes this year.

Simon Mochrie, professor of physics and of applied physics, your students praise your ability to foster collaboration among peers and your tireless support of their learning, particularly in your legendary late night ‘study halls.’ One student shared that you ‘created an environment that taught the type of collaboration that’s useful in actual scientific research but (that is) almost never taught to undergraduates.” 

To read the full citations for the award-winning faculty members, click here.