Alex Gutman

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Alex Gutman was awarded a $10,000 Texas Instruments Demana-Waits Scholarship for his academic excellence in mathematics. He received one of only two nationwide scholarships awarded each year by the Mathematics Education Trust (MET) of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics for students who plan to become high school math teachers. A math major, Alex has maintained a 4.0 grade point average and has been on the dean’s list since 2003. Alex is a member of the National Scholars Honor Society and National Society of Collegiate Scholars. He also is a student member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics. In addition to studying for his major and career as a math teacher, Alex serves as a research assistant for WSU Professor of Mathematics and Statistics K.T. Arasu, Ph.D. on discrete mathematics and algebraic combinatorics. The project is funded by the National Security Agency. Alex is a member of the WSU cross country team and has been involved in a number of community projects. The Demana-Waits Scholarship awards $5,000 for each of the next two years from MET, which has supported math teaching for nearly 30 years. The national council, with 100,000 members, is the world’s largest organization dedicated to improving math education from pre-kindergarten through the 12th grade.