- Seyhan N. Eğe Memorial Symposium
On Tuesday, October 27, Deborah Ball was a featured speaker at the Seyhan N. Eğe Memorial Symposium. Seyhan Nurettin Eğe, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and professor emerita of chemistry, was the first tenured woman and the first woman full professor on the faculty of the Chemistry Department. Professor Eğe was a distinguished and award-winning educator and author, promoting innovative approaches to the teaching of chemistry. She was a founding member of the U-M Women in Science and Engineering Program. Following her 2001 retirement, she devoted her pedagogic talents to teaching chemistry at the Rudolf Steiner High School. Professor Eğe passed away on September 13, 2007.
The half-day symposium featured talks on three areas of passion to which Seyhan Eğe devoted herself: the education of precollege children, university curriculum and instructional development, and the cause of women in the academy.
download Ball's presentation: Expanding who is "good at math" from the beginning (PDF)