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USF, Prep and Me, and Pearson Collaboration

February 14, 2023

Dr Sears with a group of students

The secondary mathematics education program and the Coalition of Science Literacy collaborated with the Prep and Me Program in Spring 2023 to create an opportunity for high-achieving secondary students to engage in mathematics enrichment activities that promotes computational and mathematical thinking. This initiative created opportunities for our secondary students to engage in higher-level cognitively demanding tasks. It also provided preservice teachers opportunities to reflect on best practices for teaching mathematics in a virtual setting while maintaining mathematical rigor.

Ruthmae Sears

Dr. Sears is Black History Month 2023 Honoree

The Network for Minorities in Mathematical Sciences spotlight 28 Black Mathematicians every February and share their stories with you. Dr. Sears is the featured honoree for Feb 1. Congratulations, Dr. Sears! 

Congratulations, Dr. Sears! 2023 recipient of the “Spirit of Martha” Award.

The Spirit of Martha Award from the Griffiths Leadership Society, honors University of Missouri women who have distinguished themselves as leaders in their chosen profession. Recipients of this award exemplify the spirit of service and leadership, particularly in the furtherance of women. - January 2023

Empowerment through representation: Ruthmae Sears advocates for greater diversity in STEM

Ruthmae Sears has put education to the forefront of her priorities from a young age with the guidance of her family and community. The Oracle, March 2022

Boundless Bulls - January 2022

Ten USF faculty members receive national recognition as AAAS Fellows for academic research - January 2022