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Department of Mathematics receives Learning Community Partner Award

Author: Troy Rutter

The Department of Mathematics received the [Learning Community Partnership Award]( from the Learning Communities Award Committee at the 20th Annual Learning Communities Institute on May 7, 2018.

This award honors the department for their partnership and support of learning community initiatives at Iowa State University, in particular the effort to address the Calculus sequence with a focus on women in STEM. The department, along with WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering) developed four supplemental sessions for female students in Calculus 1, which grew to seven sessions. The extra sessions helped students make better connections between calculus problems and students’ majors and continue to Calculus 2 with greater confidence.