Lewis recognized by Nebraska Academy of Sciences

Photo Credit: Jim Lewis speaking
Fri, 07/21/2023 - 12:34

Jim Lewis, Aaron Douglas Professor of Mathematics, received a Friend of Science Award from the the Nebraska Academy of Sciences (NAS) in April. It is the highest recognition from the academy, given annually for high achievements in attaining the organization's objectives, which revolve around the idea that science is essential for all Nebraskans.

Lewis is director of STEM education research initiatives in the Office of Research and Economic Development at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and past director of the Center for Science, Mathematics and Computer Education. Among his accomplishments: chair of the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences (2004-2006), deputy assistant director and then acting assistant director for the Directorate for Education and Human Resources at the National Science Foundation (2015-2018); and co-chair of the National Research Council committee that produced Educating Teachers of Science, Mathematics and Technology: New Practices for the new Millennium.