These sudent-nominated awards recognize faculty and instructors who have used digital technology to improve teaching and learning for MIT students.
These student-nominated awards are bestowed upon faculty and instructors who have used digital technology to improve teaching and learning for MIT students. This year, students submitted 207 nominations. 15 winners were selected by a panel of MIT student volunteers, Ian Waitz, and Open Learning staff. The awards are co-sponsored by Open Learning & the Office of the Vice Chancellor.
“He wouldn’t just present the slides. He’d have blank spots to fill in equations and the like which resulted in an easier pace to follow and the opportunity to work through how certain formulas were derived.”
“When reflecting on my experiences at MIT, I can conclusively say that my time in 5.111 with Professor McGuire was the best one I’ve had so far.”
“He added jokes into the slides and explained things in funny entertaining ways that took into account who he was presenting to (lots of pop culture references).”
McGuire obtained his SB from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an SM from Emory University, and a PhD from CalTech. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, he joined the Chemistry faculty in 2020. Research in the McGuire Group uses the tools of physical chemistry, molecular spectroscopy, and observational astrophysics to understand how the chemical ingredients for life evolve with and help shape the formation of stars and planets.