Peter Parker has recently been awarded, by Yale’s Graduate School of Arts and Science, one of the 2006 Graduate Mentor Awards in the Natural Sciences. This award was announced at the 2006 Commencement Convocation and is given to honor faculty members for their exemplary qualities as mentors. See some selected quotes from the nomination letters that illustrate Professor Parker’s persona as a mentor:
What really makes Peter the ideal mentor is the faith he has given me in my future both as a physicist and a person.
my first meeting with Peter I was immediately at ease, comfortable and asking questions as well as expressing my ideas. Perhaps that is what sets him apart the most: the way he regards his students as colleagues, not solely students.