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Wisconsin Mathematics Education Foundation (WMEF)
Presents its

2019 WMEF Scholarship Recipients

The Wisconsin Mathematics Education Foundation proudly presented the 2019 scholarship recipients their certificates and checks at the “Celebrate WMC” event held in conjunction with the 51st Annual Conference in Green Lake.

Arne Engebretsen Memorial Scholarship
Sierra Hunstable, Clintonville High School

This year’s Arne Engebretsen Memorial Scholarship recipient, Sierra Hunstable, is completing her last year at Clintonville High School, with plans to attend St. Norbert College next fall and major in Secondary Education and Mathematics.

Described by one of her her teachers, “she desired a conceptual understanding more than a typical student...to truly understand how a present math lesson connected to past lessons.” Sierra took Linear Algebra through the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs during the fall semester and is currently finishing a CAPP Statistics course.  

Speaking both English and Spanish has allowed Sierra to help out the Spanish speaking students in Algebra 1.  She goes into their classroom every other day to assist with translations and to reteach the lessons. She uses her studyhall to help them better understand their homework assignments.

Sierra says “The more I volunteer in math classes the more apparent it becomes that this is what I truly want to spend my life doing.” 

Congratulations, Sierra!


Sister Mary Petronia Van Straten Scholarship Recipient
Jacqueline deWerff, Concordia University, Mequon

Jacqueline deWerff, a Secondary Mathematics Education major at Concordia University, is this year’s Sister Mary Petronia Van Straten Scholarship recipient. 

Professors describe Jacqueline as “a gifted mathematician with a talent for making mathematics relatable to her learners.”

Jacqueline tutors students from 5th grade through college, works in the University Learning Resource Center with students of all abilities, and is a member of the Concordia University Varsity Softball Team.  Jacqueline plans to complete her degree in 3 years. She attends the Wisconsin Mathematics Council Annual Conference each year, utilizes the resources available through WMC, the DPI and the NCTM in her teaching and professional development, along with being a member of the Association for Women in Mathematics.

Jacqueline states, “...technology in the mathematics classroom is valuable for the resources it provides, individual and collaborative work that can be done, interaction it promotes, diversity it contributes, and bridges that are built from the teacher’s world to the students’.”

Congratulations, Jacqueline!



Jane Howell Scholarship
Emily Amundson, UW-River Falls

Emily Amundson is a Secondary Education and Mathematics major at UW-River Falls and recipient of the 2019 Jane Howell Scholarship. 

Emily’s credentials include: Tutor in the UW-River Falls Mathematics Center, Dean’s list, Mathematics Representative on the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council, Margaret and Edward Rock and Peggy and Donald Iverson Award, Steven Walter Johnson Mathematics Education Award, Mary McMillan Burt Award, Summer Saunters Mentor, Summer League Basketball Coach and soon to be Wisconsin Mathematics Council member!

Letters of recommendation from Emily’s professors comment on how “she continues to strengthen her questioning techniques, differentiating between funneling and focusing as well as questions that assess student knowledge versus advancing student thinking.”

Emily states, “Allowing students the opportunity to make mistakes, talk about them, and understand what their thought process was, helps them learn and their brains grow.”

Congratulations, Emily! 


Thank you to all of our WMEF sponsors for 2019!




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