Bill Plachy Endowed TA Award

Science and Engineering

Dr. William Plachy was a physical chemistry professor at SFSU who taught general chemistry and physical chemistry courses. In recognition of the important impact that graduate students teaching chemistry laboratories have on students enrolled in these courses, he created an award to recognize outstanding teaching in the chemistry program by graduate students.

  • Awarding Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Scholarship Intent: To provide an annual award to an outstanding graduate teaching assistant in the lower division chemistry laboratory courses.
  • Criteria: Applications are not available; candidates are nominated by General Chemistry laboratory coordinators;
  • Major: Single: Chemistry
  • Class Level: Undergrad: N/A, Grad: Masters
  • Enrollment Status: Continuing
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: N/A; Grad: 3 UNITS
  • Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: Not a Requirement
  • Citizenship: Any
  • GPA: HS GPA: N/A; Undergrad GPA: N/A; Grad GPA: 3.0
  • Contact Person: Chemistry and Biochemistry Department
  • Campus Address: TH 806
  • Street Address: 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, California 94132
  • Phone Number: (415) 338-1288
  • Email:
  • Web page:
  • Number of Awards: 1

Chemistry and Biochemistry