Peh Ng

Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Award Year
PhD, Purdue University
MS, Purdue University
BS, Adrian College

As chair of the Functions and Awards Committee, Elizabeth Blake states: "The Committee was impressed by Peh's obvious enthusiasm for teaching and by her extraordinary dedication to students, including such evidence as her informal meetings with them, her home page on the Web, and her participation in extracurricular student activities. It is clear that her courses and research projects are challenging. Yet, because she provides support to help students get through the work successfully, they giver her extremely favorable evaluations."

In his letter of support, Michael Korth, chair of the division of science and mathematics states: "Peh is an exuberant teacher who displays tremendous enthusiasm for her subject and a great deal of energy in presenting it to her students. She utilizes a variety of teaching methods in order to engage each student in an active learning experience in her classroom. She is known among students to be a very challenging teacher, but one who provides students with support that helps them rise to the challenge. Her teaching emphasizes student participation both in the classroom and in hands-on projects."

Among her many professional achievements, Ng was awarded a grant in 1996 from Northwest Airlines Corporation to study mathematical modeling for onboard services, and also from the UMM Faculty Enrichment Program funded by the Bush Foundation. Ng earned a bachelor of science in mathematics and physics from Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan, and a master of science and doctorate from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

(From the 1998 news story)

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