During the Texas A&M AgriLife Connect Conference held on January 11, 2024, Morgan Powers was recognized for her outstanding contribution and commitment to her Graduate Student Teaching.

Ms. Powers has been a graduate student TA for the undergraduate courses, Comprehensive Biochemistry, II (BICH 411) and Biochemistry Laboratory, I (BICH 412). Prior to graduate school, Ms. Powers earned her B.A. in Biology from King University (Bristol, TN), where she majored in Cellular and Molecular Biology, with minors in Chemistry and Mathematics. In February of 2023, Ms. Powers was awarded the Paul Barry Gayle Graduate Teaching Award for her outstanding contribution as a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics.

Dr. Ayers offers support for Ms. Powers’ work in the laboratory course, “Morgan is a clear, concise lecturer who goes out of her way to make it interesting.” “She always asks the students questions during the lecture and requires them to answer before she moves on so that she can assess whether they are understanding the concepts or if she needs to take another approach.” Dr. Ayers summarizes, “I always request her as she is an excellent TA who the students love.”

Pictured (L-R) Drs. Jeff Savell, Michelle Henderson Pozzi, Hays Rye, Morgan Powers, and Nicola Ayres in Texas A&M AgriLife Connect Conference held on January 11, 2024.