• Fran Trees

Congratulations to Computer Science's Fran Trees for receiving a 2019 Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education award. Each year, awards for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education are given to professors and teaching assistants in the School of Arts and Sciences to recognize their outstanding achievements in and beyond the classroom, their engagement with their students and pedagogic communities, and their overall commitment to the undergraduate education mission. As the SAS award page states, "Fran is an engaging and passionate teacher with a special expertise in teaching introductory computer science to students who enter with widely different backgrounds, from computing novices to those who could have easily skipped the course (or even the next course). Her expertise, her deep understanding of the subject matter, and her state-of-the-art pedagogy has led the Department to entrust her with content development for its two primary non-major introductory courses that enroll well over two thousand students annually."

Read more about the award here