Jocelyn Bosley Receives Raytheon Math Hero Award

Photo Credit: Jocelyn Bosley presents a check for $2,500 to principal, Susette Taylor, and students.
by Amanda Lager Mon, 10/26/2015 - 09:24
Jocelyn Bosley, Education and Outreach Coordinator for MRSEC, is a 2015 Raytheon Math Hero award recipient. Bosley was nominated for her work as a mentor at Irving Middle School in Lincoln, NE. Raytheon awarded 25 total recipients based on effective, creative, and novel methods for teaching students in math and science.

Bosley joined MRSEC and the Department of Physics & Astronomy in the summer of 2015.

The Raytheon Math Hero award provides a $2,500 award to the nominating institution as well as a personal grant of $2,500 for each winner. Bosley presented a check to Irving Middle Principal Susette Taylor as part of her award. The school plans to use the grant for an e-book library with books on math and science subjects.

According to one former student, Claire, in Lincoln Public School news, "Jocelyn was a huge inspiration to me and kept me engaged in math at a time when a lot of kids my age lost interest. She inspired me to be who I am today."

Parents and supervisors also had positive statements to add about Bosley's gift for inspiring students. "Over the years, Jocelyn has provided highly gifted students experiences that lead them not only to master the district math objectives but to reach well beyond these," says Cindy Zetterman, Bosley's supervisor at Irving. "She challenges them to become deep thinkers—providing questions, requiring questions, applying truths, and questioning truths."

Bosley's accomplishments were also celebrated in the Lincoln Journal Star and a Raytheon press release. Congratulations Jocelyn!

The Raytheon Company specializes in defense, civil government, and cybersecurity technologies and innovations. They develop state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, communications and intelligence systems, and more.