Emerick receives award
Dr. Brooks Emerick, professor of mathematics, was awarded Kutztown University’s 2023 John P. Schellenberg Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Emerick, who has been a professor at KU since 2017, is known for his innovative approach to teaching and his efforts to connect his students with real-world applications of mathematics. He recently led a project in which students worked with the Borough of Kutztown to analyze data and mathematical models to improve the efficiency of the sewer system. Emerick’s dedication to his students’ success has resulted in publications, doctoral program admissions, and prestigious awards for his students.
Dr. Brooks Emerick, professor of mathematics at Kutztown University, has been honored with the 2023 John P. Schellenberg Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Known for his innovative teaching methods, Emerick strives to connect his students with real-world applications of mathematics. His recent project involved collaborating with the Borough of Kutztown to improve the efficiency of the sewer system using data analysis and mathematical models.
Dedication to Real-World Applications
One of Emerick’s notable achievements is his commitment to helping students apply mathematical concepts to real-world situations. Through a grant, he guided his students to work on a project with the Borough of Kutztown, where they used data analysis and mathematical models to identify leaks in the sanitary sewer system. This hands-on experience not only enhanced their understanding of mathematics but also provided practical skills that can be utilized in their future careers.
Student Success and Recognition
Emerick’s dedication to his students’ success has yielded impressive outcomes. Undergraduate students who have collaborated with him on research projects have had their work published in peer-reviewed journals and have been admitted to prestigious mathematics doctoral programs. Additionally, one student received the highly prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowship. Emerick’s guidance and support have been instrumental in helping his students achieve these accolades.