Suzanne L. Weekes, a professor in the mathematical sciences department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, has received the prestigious Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics from the Mathematical Association of America. The award, established in 1991, is given to college or university teachers widely considered to be “extraordinarily successful” and whose influence reaches beyond their own school.
“I am honored and humbled to have been nominated and selected for this award,” said Professor Weekes. “I am fortunate and thankful to work with and learn from collaborators, students, mentors, and leadership with adventurous, creative, and inspiring spirits.”
Professor Weekes joined the faculty at the institute 20 years ago and has served as associate head of the university’s math department for six years. She also has been co-director of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Undergraduate Program, a Berkeley, California-based effort to increase the number of undergraduate math students from underrepresented groups who go on to graduate school.
Dr. Weekes is a graduate of Indiana University. She holds a master’s degree in applied mathematics and a Ph.D. in mathematics and scientific computing from the University of Michigan.