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Mathematician Receives Prestigious Education Awards

Mathematician Receives Prestigious Education Awards

Philip 'Uri' Treisman, founder and executive director of the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin, has been honored with two major education awards nationally: the Ross Taylor/Glenn Gilbert National Leadership Award from the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics and a Piper Professorship from the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation.

Credit: Marsha Miller

Treisman is a professor of mathematics and of public affairs at UT Austin, with work focused on K-16 math and science education as a means of ensuring postsecondary success for all students. He has actively worked to improve education throughout Texas and the country as a whole. He is executive director of The University of Texas at Austin's Charles A. Dana Center, which works with education systems around the country to make sure elementary, secondary and college students are equipped to succeed in mathematics and science. 

Organized in 1950, the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation is a non-profit, charitable corporation focused on postsecondary education in Texas. Each year, the foundation selects ten Piper Professors from across Texas for their superior teaching at the college level.

The National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics is a leadership organization for math educational leaders that provides professional learning opportunities necessary to support and sustain improved student achievement. The Ross Taylor/Glenn Gilbert National Leadership Award is the council's highest award.

These two awards are just the latest in a string of accolades Treisman has received this spring. He was recently inducted into UT Austin's Academy of Distinguished Teachers and was named a Distinguished Teaching Fellow by the Education Commission of the States, an education policy think tank.

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