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Matt Sparke

When Matt Sparke was growing up in England he took an exam administered to many 11-year-olds to measure their problem-solving and reasoning skills — basically an intelligence test.

Erasmo Gamboa

Erasmo Gamboa spends a lot of time on the golf course, but he’s not trying to improve his handicap.

Jerusha Achterberg

As strange as it seems, being a poor dance student has made Jerusha Achterberg a better classroom teacher.

James Gregory

While the city of Seattle today enjoys a reputation as a livable,friendly and politically correct metropolis, as recently as 1966 racially segregated schools and neighborhoods were de rigueur.

Alex Coverdill

Students seem to respond to environments that are relaxed and open, where they can pitch out ideas without fear that their peers will think less of them, according to Alex Coverdill, doctoral student in biology and one of this year’s Excellence in Teaching Award recipients.

J. Carey Jackson

Trained as an anthropologist and a physician, J.

Deborah Flores

You know you’ve come to a challenging work environment when, shortly after you arrive, resignations leave you with a skeleton staff of strangers and you have to put yourself on the payroll because no one else knows how.

Don Wulff

When Don Wulff was 7 years old, his parents decided he and his two siblings would attend school in town, not the one-room schoolhouse they’d been attending.

Multidisciplinary International Research Training (MIRT)

Michelle Williams says she created the Multidisciplinary International Research Training (MIRT) Program to “allow minority students to have an international experience, something I didn’t have until I was a graduate student.

Eve Riskin

Eve Riskin sometimes strolls into the office wearing a pair of cow boots.

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