Mathematics Instructor and Undergraduate Adviser Dave Wing received the Loyd Carter Award for Outstanding and Inspirational Undergraduate Teaching in Science. He is the first Mathematics instructor to receive the award in 30 years. Wing was recognized at the College of Science Winter Awards Ceremony on February 3rd, 2015. The final selection for the Loyd Carter Award for Outstanding and Inspirational Undergraduate Teaching in Science is awarded based solely on student nominations and voting.
"Winning this award is an amazing honor and further motivates me to continue working for my students and participating in their learning," said Wing. "It means a lot to me to know that I have positively impacted so many students' lives."
Wing fills two roles in the Mathematics department. He has been an instructor since 2011 and an undergraduate adviser since 2013. Wing loves helping others explore the wonders of Mathematics and finds it very rewarding to see them succeed. In addition, he enjoys helping guide students toward finding their passions. "Serving as both a Mathematics instructor and adviser allows me to experience both of these important things," said Wing.
In addition to the Loyd Carter Award for Outstanding and Inspirational Undergraduate Teaching in Science, Wing received the William F. Burger Award for Graduate Teaching as a graduate student at Oregon State University in 2009.
Wing earned his Master's degree in Mathematics from Oregon State University in 2005 and his PhD in Mathematics, also from Oregon State University, in 2011.