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Wisconsin Mathematics Education Foundation (WMEF)
Presents its

2018 WMEF Scholarship Recipients

The Wisconsin Mathematics Education Foundation proudly presented the 2018 scholarship recipients their certificates and checks at the “Celebrate WMC” event held in conjunction with the 50th Annual Conference in Green Lake.

Arne Engebretsen Memorial Scholarship
Ted Molkentin, Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School, Jackson

This year’s Arne Engebretsen Memorial Scholarship recipient, Ted Molkentin, is completing his last year at Kettle Moraine Lutheran  High School in Jackson, with plans to attend UW-Eau Claire and major in Secondary Education and Mathematics.

Described by his teacher as, “...a much-loved and respected individual among his peers and teachers,” Ted is currently taking Differential Equations through UW-Online and a CAPP Statistics course.  

He also started the chess club as an 8th grader, wrote curriculum, taught others, and has led four-one week summer chess camps for the younger generation. Elected to the Student Council his sophomore through senior years, he was elected junior class president.  Senior year he was elected student body vice president and also curriculum committee chairman.

Ted says “I want to be a teacher, so that I can do what I love, and be a servant leader who helps others as others have helped me.”

Congratulations, Ted!



Sister Mary Petronia Van Straten Scholarship Recipient
Megan McClay, UW-Stout, Menomonie

 An Applied Math and Computer Science education major, Megan McClay is a student at UW-Stout and is this year’s Sister Mary Petronia Van Straten Scholarship recipient.

Professors describe Megan as “charismatic, passionate, and dedicated in both education and mathematics.”

Megan works in the Mathematics Teaching and Learning Center (Math TLC) as a Teaching Assistant, President of the Applied Math and Computer Science Women’s Group and is a Wisconsin Mathematics Council member.

Megan states, “A large part of my interest in the gender achievement gap is also focused on the stereotyping that both creates and sustains the achievement gap and attitudes that girls and women have about math….I am drawn to researching this and am motivated to change it.”

Congratulations, Megan!


Jane Howell Scholarship
Austin Wilcox, UW-River Falls, River Falls

Austin Wilcox is a Secondary Education and Mathematics major completing his degree at UW-River Falls and recipient of the Jane Howell Scholarship.

Austin’s credentials include: Apprentice in the Mathematical Progressions Through Habits of Mind Grant(MPTHM), presenting at the Wisconsin Mathematics Council Convention, participant in the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP) undergraduate mathematical modeling contest, worked with students in 3rd, 8th, high school and other educators through the Habits of Mind grant.

Letters of recommendation from Austin’s professors comment on his depth of understanding of the Standards for Mathematical Practice, his knowledge of content pedagogy even before student teaching, and his ability to raise the bar for the educators around him.

Austin states, “I would like to continue working in a project like this(MPTHM), so I continue with my professional development to keep me current in the field and assist with my growth as a teacher in the early stages of my career.”

Congratulations, Austin!






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