Lewis wins Don Miller Math Award

Photo courtesy Delise Andrews
Photo courtesy Delise Andrews

The Lincoln Downtown Rotary Club #14 awards an annual recognition to an outstanding math educator in the Lincoln area. This year the club bestowed the Don Miller Math Award upon Dr. W. James Lewis, the Aaron Douglas Professor of Mathematics & Director of the Center for Science, Mathematics & Computer Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

In announcing the selection, the club said Lewis has demonstrated through his teaching a belief that students are capable of achieving at a very high level; often at a level they do not believe is possible. To discover their potential, he believes: 1. They must be challenged; 2. They must be confident that you support their learning; and 3. They must experience the joy of learning and the pride of accomplishing the unexpected. In every course he teaches, his goal is to guide his students as they both learn significant mathematics and discover their own capacity to learn mathematics.

Rotary Club #14 has presented the Donald W. Miller Math Recognition Award annually since 1992. Dr. Don Miller was a Rotary Club #14 president and math professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He was recognized with a Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award in 1988 and the UNL Distinguished Educational Service Award in 1989.

Previous award winners are listed at: http://www.rotary14.org/current-projects/miller-math.html.

- Lincoln Journal Star