Heffernan finalist for Presidential Award of Excellence

Doctoral student John Heffernan, mathematics, science and learning technologies concentration, was named one of three finalists for the Presidential Award of Excellence in Math and Science Teaching award (PAEMST) and was recognized at the Massachusetts Science Teachers Association's annual conference on November 13, 2014. Heffernan was also named to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s panel that is rewriting the state's technology literacy standards, which is expected to include computer science.  UMass Amherst computer science professor Rick Adrion and UMass Lowell computer science Fred Martin were also named to the panel.