Meet Jake Luther

Jake Luther
Jake Luther

Meet Jake Luther, an undergrad at UNL! Jake was recently given the Citation for Excellence in Teaching Chemistry Award by UNL’s Department of Chemistry. Jake’s dedication to his job and ability to communicate with students are essential to the teaching mission of this department.

“I was incredibly honored when I found out that I had received this citation for teaching. So far, I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching in the lab and plan on doing so as long as I can. It is great to be recognized for hard work, and I will continue to do the best job I can as a Teaching Assistant and to grow and develop as an instructor,” commented Jake about his award.

“The work that I am doing for Chemistry Department here at UNL is teaching me a great deal about professionalism. The General Chemistry professors are all extremely accomplished professionals, and are excellent role models for how to interact with other employees in the department, as well as students. I can apply the methods that I learn from them to interact with my own students in the lab. Also, this professionalism will be crucial for presenting myself when applying to and interviewing at different medical schools, as well as when I begin to interact with medical professionals if I were to be admitted to a medical school.”

Additional Accomplishments:

  • Regents Scholarship (UNL, UNO, UNK)
  • John Atkinson Lung Cancer Foundation Scholarship (high school)
  • Alegent Creighton Health Volunteer Scholarship (high school)
  • AP scholar (high school)
  • Dean’s List fall 2013 and spring 2014

Working as a TA for the Chemistry Department has been a rewarding experience for Jake. If you are interested in becoming a TA contact the Resource Center at (402) 472-3514 for more information.