Regents' Outstanding
Teaching Awards

Photo of Don Winget

Don E. Winget, Ph.D.

Harlan J. Smith Centennial Professor of Astronomy and University Distinguished Teaching Professor

Department of Astronomy and McDonald Observatory

UT Austin

Each scientist, like each artist, has a unique vision—a way of thinking of things.

I share my vision and show how I use it. I bring students to the frontier of human knowledge and teach them how to reach beyond. At all levels, they discover not just something about the universe that they didn't know before, but something no one who has ever lived has ever known before. This process is transformational for both student and teacher. Life is an ongoing learning process; teaching is the best way to learn—this is the heart of my love of teaching.