[ugrads] FW: Informational video for your Math students

Greg Fasshauer fasshauer at iit.edu
Thu Sep 4 11:21:34 CDT 2014


Hi,

                Please see below for Teach for America recruiting info.

                Greg Fasshauer

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Greg Fasshauer

Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Department of Applied Mathematics

Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, IL 60616

Office: Engineering 1, Room 208A

email: fasshauer at iit.edu or fass at math.iit.edu

Phone: (312) 567-3149

Fax: (312) 567-3135

URL: http://math.iit.edu/~fass



*From:* Zemke, Payton [mailto:Payton.Zemke at teachforamerica.org]
*Sent:* Tuesday, September 02, 2014 13:47
*To:* fasshauer at iit.edu
*Subject:* Informational video for your Math students



Hi Professor Fasshauer,



My name is Payton Zemke and I work to find current students at Illinois
Institute of Technology to join Teach For America after graduation. I was
looking at the campus website and saw you teach in the department of Math.



Teach For America is a national non-profit dedicated to eliminating
educational inequity by training recent college graduates to teach in
low-income communities. Within our schools, Math and Science are subjects
many students fall behind in. *1 in 10* kids graduating from low-income
high schools are considered *college ready* in science and only *1 in 4*
are considered *college ready* in math. This alarming gap based on income
is one of the reasons we want to recruit more science, technology,
engineering, and math (STEM) teachers.



I recently asked the head of Teach For America’s STEM Initiative, Dr.
Joseph Wilson, to talk about his experience as an electrical engineer, high
school science teacher, and bioengineering PhD graduate. *Would you
consider presenting this video about Teach For America’s STEM Initiative in
one or more of your classes?* *Click **here* <http://youtu.be/rNgyziukg5o>*
for the link to the video*.

Don’t hesitate to reach out for questions or concerns, and please let me
know the date you plan to present the video when you get the chance. Thank
you very much,

Payton

*(If you cannot present this in one of your classrooms, do you mind
forwarding the link for the video to your students or to other faculty in
the department?)*



*Payton Zemke*

Campus Outreach Coordinator

payton.zemke at teachforamerica.org

300 W. Adams St., Suite 1000,

Chicago, IL 60606

952.406.1914 (c)



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