Lyle Simmons, associate professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, has been selected to receive a 2014 Class of 1923 Memorial Teaching Award for outstanding teaching of undergraduates. He was chosen for this award by the College of Literature, Science & Arts Executive Committee, which was particularly impressed by "the exceptional and detailed student evaluations" of his classes, the creativity he brings to the classroom, and his "willingness to experiment with assessment strategies." He was also praised for his ability to mentor students in his lab, and the depth and range of his engagement with the College's teaching mission.

The Class of 1923 Memorial Teaching Award recognizes teaching, but it is only given to individuals whose achievement and promise augur well for a productive career as a scholar.