Gorgin receives the MAGS Excellence in Teaching Award

The Midwestern Association of Graduate School annually solicits for the Excellence in Teaching Award in recognition of graduate students who exemplify excellence in the teaching/learning mission of the member universities.

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Elaheh Gorgin, PhD Candidate in Mathematical Sciences

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Nick Trefethen to Speak at Michigan Tech

Nick Trefethen of Oxford University will deliver a lecture
“Discrete or Continuous?” at 5:05 p.m. on Monday, April 27, in Fisher 325.

Trefethen has received many honors for this research in Numerical Analysis:

  • Fellow of the Royal Society
  • Member of the National Academy of Engineering
  • The Gold Medal from the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (UK)
  • The Naylor Prize from the London Mathematical Society

He is past-president of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics and he has the distinction of being the first customer to buy a copy of Matlab.

Trefethen describes his talk as follows: “As old as any issue in science and mathematics is the polarity between discrete and continuous. The details change from century to century, but a synthesis still challenges us. In this talk I will comment on some of the long history and current state of interplay between these two ways of thinking.”

The public is welcome.

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Creative Canvas Course Contest (C-4) Winners Announced

Dr. Todd King was selected as one of the eight spring 2015 CTL Creative Canvas Course Contest (C-4) winners.

This spring semester, the Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning hosted an explosive program intended to showcase the most effective and user-friendly Canvas Courses at Michigan Tech. The third-annual C-4 competition focused on Canvas courses that are intuitive and easy to navigate, feature good course design, provide convenient access to information and materials students need and offer resources and activities that help students succeed in class. Canvas courses were nominated almost entirely by students, but other faculty and chairs were eligible to nominate Spring 2015 term courses for C-4 too.

Congratulations to this year’s C4 winners:

  • Laura Brown (CS 4821)
  • Steve Elmer (EH 5310)
  • A.J. Hamlin (ENG 1102)
  • Amber Kemppainen (ENG 1102)
  • Todd King (MA 3520)
  • Bryan Lagalo (EC 3002)
  • Chelsea Schelly (SS 4001)
  • Leo Ureel II (CS 1121)

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