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Jacob Cooper receives Honors Excellence in Teaching Award

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 17:00 to Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 17:00

Jacob Cooper, UW Biology lecturer, was recently awarded the Honors Excellence in Teaching Award. UW Honors students determine the annual recipient of our “Honors Excellence in Teaching Award” in recognition of the knowledge, enthusiasm, and dedication these special instructors and mentors bring to the classroom. An article on Jacob's honor was published on the UW Honors website


While classes have been online for most of the year, students seek out teachers that can overcome difficult circumstances and deliver exciting material to keep students involved in school. Each year, students nominate a UW professor that they think challenges and inspires Honors students across every major. The teacher with the most nominations receives the Honors Excellence in Teaching Award (HETA). This year’s winner has brought extraordinary levels of knowledge, enthusiasm, and dedication to the online classroom: Dr. Jake Cooper from the Department of Biology!

Dr. Cooper graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a B.A in math and biology. He later earned his PhD at the University of Washington where he now focuses on game theory. Dr. Cooper teaches Honors 221 Game Theory and its Applications. This course focuses on the mathematical toolkits used to analyze any interaction in which decisions must be made a.k.a “games.” From penalty kicks in soccer to nuclear disarmament, students get to learn how we do — and do not — all just get along. 

Read the full article on the UW Honors website.

Congratulations, Jacob!


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