Adams, Ghosh Hajra, Manes Win Awards
Three MTC leaders recognized for teaching excellence and community engagement
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Kimberly Adams, an Instructor of Mathematics at The University of Tulsa and a member of the Tulsa MTC, was awarded the Kermit E. Brown Award for Teaching Excellence, the highest recognition of teaching excellence given by the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences. Adams is also a Julia Robinson Math Festival coordinator and a frequent MTC facilitator.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Sayonita Ghosh Hajra received the Hamline University Community Social Justice Award. According to Hamline News, “As a new faculty member to Hamline, she has stepped in right away to Hamline Elementary by incorporating community engagement into her mathematic classrooms with her students.” Ghosh Hajra coordinates the St. Paul Elementary MTC.
Michelle Manes, an Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa and a co-founder of the Math Teachers’ Circle of Hawai’i (MaTCH), was honored with the Board of Regents’ Medal for Excellence. According to a university press release, the award is a tribute to faculty members who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject level mastery and scholarship, teaching effectiveness, and creativity and personal values that benefit students.
This article originally appeared in the Summer/Autumn 2017 MTCircular.