The Hazel Barnes Prize is the largest and most prestigious award given annually to a CU Boulder faculty member who exemplifies the enriching inter-relationship between teaching and research, and whose work has had a positive impact on students, faculty, colleagues and the university. As noted in the nomination materials, this individual should be an advocate for student learning, an innovative researcher, and a committed science communicator, to the benefit of public knowledge. Dr. Johnson’s approach emphasizes the importance of working with students as an advocate for their involvement and scientific contributions. Over the last decade, Pieter has taught nearly 10,000 undergraduate students and published numerous papers in collaboration with undergraduate and graduate students. Congratulations to Dr. Johnson! A very well-deserved honor.
Read an interview with Dr. Johnson about the award here: Why the best scientists are students