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Jay Banner Receives UT Award for Great Teaching of Undergrads

Jay Banner

Jay Banner, a Jackson School of Geosciences professor and director of the UT Environmental Science Institute, is a 2016–17 recipient of the President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award.

The award is bestowed by the president of The University of Texas at Austin and recognizes great teaching
of undergraduates in the core curriculum. He is one of eight UT educators who received the award.

Banner’s research and teaching interests focus on Earth surface processes with the goal of understanding the interactions that occur between the atmosphere-land-ocean systems and how these interactions are preserved in the geologic record.

As director of the Environmental Science Institute, a collaborative Jackson School and College of Natural Sciences program, Banner oversees a range of interdisciplinary programs for basic scientific research, education and outreach related to the environment and sustainability.