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Media report on UMaine alum’s Milken Educator Award

Sarah Collins (’08, ’14G), a fourth-grade science teacher at Patricia A. Duran School in Hermon, will get a $25,000 unrestricted cash prize from the Milken Family Foundation, which hands out the awards — sometimes called the Oscars of Teaching — to educators who inspire and uplift, and make a profound difference for students, colleagues and communities.

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Justin Dimmel - NSF CAREER award feature

Dimmel’s NSF CAREER award to support research on teaching and learning of geometry using VR and AR technology

With the increasing availability and popularity of consumer virtual and augmented reality devices, Justin Dimmel’s research focuses on how such technology can be used to represent geometric diagrams in three-dimensions rather than two. He recently received a nearly $672,000 National Science Foundation CAREER Award to support this work. It’s the organization’s most prestigious award for early career faculty.

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