Robert Ghrist, Penn PIK Professor, Wins Teaching Award
May 13, 2009
Robert Ghrist -- Penn's 7th PIK Professor -- is a professor who continues to connect.
To start with, Ghrist connects mathematics and engineering. As a Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) Professor, he's an expert in applying mathematical methods to
real-world engineering challenges. (He's also a fan of Dante.)
And now Dr. Ghrist has been awarded the S. Reid Warren, Jr. Award, an
award that shows how well he connects with students and former students
(it's presented each year by undergrads and the Engineering Alumni
never had such an amazing professor." one student wrote. "No one has ever gotten me so
excited about the subject being taught, nor has helped me to understand
it so well. I actually enjoy doing the homework to try out the methods
he teaches us in class. This is strange, I know, since I used to loathe
matrices. Dr. Ghrist is absolutely enthusiastic about just about
anything on the face of the Earth that might express a pattern."
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