Year Awarded: 2005
College of Arts and Sciences
Physics and Mathematics have garnered reputations as extremely difficult scientiﬁc disciplines, accessible only to students with innate natural talent. In fact, although these subjects can be more abstract than others, an enthusiastic and devoted teacher can instill the excitement and awe of understanding of how the physical universe works through the powerful language of mathematics—an excitement that can energize students to approach physics and mathematics with unsurpassed dedication driven by their own curiosity. This is what leads to scholastic success, regardless of the difficulty of the subject matter.
Therefore, I feel that the most important goals for a teacher are: