The Clifford S. Heinz '34 Ethics in Education Speaker Series will consist of several featured speakers each year that discuss the impact of Ethics in the subject matter and intellectual spirit embodied in Polytechnic School’s mission and vision.
This event's featured speaker will be Dr. Francis Su, Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. A former president of the Mathematical Association of America, Su writes about the dignity of human beings and the wonder of mathematical teaching. In 2013, he received the Haimo Award, a nationwide teaching prize for college math faculty, and in 2018 he won the Halmos-Ford writing award. His work has been featured in Quanta Magazine, Wired, and the New York Times. His book Mathematics for Human Flourishing (2020), winner of the 2021 Euler Book Prize, offers an inclusive vision of what math is, who it's for, and why anyone should learn it.