Towner Prize Winner Mai Le

Mai Le
EECS 451



Mai Le designed her own discussion material to address multiple learning styles in class, creating new diagrams and interactive demos. She developed new active learning activities specific to the course material, including creating interactive Matlab graphical user interfaces, demonstrating circular convolution with paper rings, and coordinating a physical reenactment of Fast Fourier Transform algorithm. Rather than dictating what was reviewed in class, Mai allowed students to choose review topics. She modified her teaching to accommodate issues of diversity in the classroom, particularly those related to language and to the wide variety of student experience levels in the course. Mai provided individualized guidance on student projects, connecting some students to new research fields.