The $3,000 awards, funded by an endowment from Alliant Energy, are intended to recognize and reward extraordinary teachers at UW System institutions within Alliant Energy’s service area which includes UW-Madison, UW-Platteville and UW Colleges. The award pays tribute to the dedication of Faculty and Staff as teachers and their ability to communicate their subject matter effectively and inspire in their students an enthusiasm for learning.

2018 Awards Recipients

Underkofler Award Recipients; from left: Robert Durian, Muthu Venkateshwaran, Valerie Murrenus Pilmaier, Paul Hooker, Karen Schmitt, Ray Cross

Underkofler Award Recipients; from left: Robert Durian, Muthu Venkateshwaran, Valerie Murrenus Pilmaier, Paul Hooker, Karen Schmitt, Ray Cross

2018 Alliant Energy Awards Program

2018 Photo Gallery

Application Process

2019-20 Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award

Eligible universities should select candidates by May 3, 2019.

Underkofler Call Guidelines 2019 pdf

Award Ceremony

October 25, 2019

Pyle Center 2:00-4:00 PM

Award Recipients

See biographies of previous Underkofler Award recipients.

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