Song Tan Honored with the C.I. Noll Award
19 June 2014 — Song Tan, a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State University, has been honored with the 2014 C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching by the Eberly College of Science Alumni Society. The award named in honor of Clarence I. Noll, dean of the college from 1965 to 1971, the award is the highest honor for undergraduate teaching in the college. Students, faculty members, and alumni nominate outstanding faculty members who best exemplify the key characteristics of a Penn State educator, and the award selection is made by a committee of students
Dr. Tan teaches BMB 428 (Physical Chemistry with Biological Applications) to BMB and Microbiology majors, and he has also mentored more than 60 undergraduates in his structural biology research laboratory. Members of his laboratory include two Penn State Alumni Achievement Award recipients (Heather Agnew, ’03, Brian Geary, ’01), a Student Marshal for the Eberly College of Science (Zachary Hostetler, ’12) and a current Goldwater Scholarship and Astronaut Scholarship recipient (Ryan Henrici, ’15). As a Schreyer Honors College Distinguished Honors Faculty from 2012-2014, Dr. Tan hosted discussions on a variety of biomedical and social topics.