PNW professor of mathematics, Dr. David Feikes, is the recipient of the 2019 Purdue University Christian J. Foster Award!
The award annually recognizes one Purdue faculty members’ contributions to K-12 science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in Indiana. The award is named after Christian Foster, the former first gentleman of Purdue. Each year, it is awarded to one faculty member on any Purdue campus who has made demonstrable contributions to improving STEM teaching and learning in Indiana’s K-12 schools.
Feikes is a leader in mathematics education, transforming the teaching of mathematics in Indiana, nationally and internationally for more than 25 years. As a recipient of over $3,000,000 in grant funding, Feikes has mentored thousands of teachers and served tens of thousands of students to enhance mathematics, science and engineering teaching and learning throughout the state of Indiana.
“The College of Engineering and Sciences is very proud of Dr. David Feikes, this year’s recipient of the Christian J. Foster Award. Dr. Feikes has spent his career working to improve math education in our K-12 schools and this award is recognition of his outstanding achievements in this area,” said Dr. Daniel Suson, associate dean. “Dr. Feikes is the first recipient outside of the West Lafayette campus and exemplifies the high level of commitment to excellence found among our faculty at PNW. We congratulate him on this important award and its recognition of his dedication to improving mathematical competency throughout the state.”