Tag Archives: Dickson Benesh

Grant Spotlight: SABR Analytics Conference

March 14, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

The MLWGS Foundation provided one of our largest grants of 2018-19 to offset the cost for 20 of Mr. Benesh’s math modeling students traveling to the SABR Analytics Conference in Phoenix in early March. The Foundation covered all remaining trip costs for Dragons in financial need.  While there, they competed in the Diamond Dollars Case Competition, […]

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Grant Spotlight: MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

March 5, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Thanks to a generous grant from the foundation, Dickson Benesh was able to attend the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston, MA in early March.  Mr. Benesh is pictured here with Michael Lewis, the author of Moneyball: the Art of Winning an Unfair Game.  Moneyball is one of the texts Mr. Benesh teaches in his Baseball […]

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Grant Spotlight: MCM Math Modeling Competition

January 23, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

On Monday, January 28, twelve of Mr. Benesh’s math modeling students will be participating in the Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications’ Mathematical Contest in Modeling.  This is a college-level competition that will include about 20,000 teams competing worldwide.  A grant from the MLWGS Foundation covered the registration fees for all students participating.  We’ll be […]

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Math Modeling at the Baseball Hall of Fame

November 30, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Mr. Benesh’s baseball math modeling students are back from their research trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY!  Students conducted research at the Giamatti Research Center, which is the foremost repository of baseball information, in all formats, in the world.  They were working on their papers that will address an aspect of the […]

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Taylor Teaching Award 2018

July 23, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Dickson Benesh is back from his Taylor Teaching Award-funded trip to the UK!  In the picture on the left, he is at Woolsthorpe Manor in Grantham, England, the birthplace and family home of Sir Isaac Newton.  He is standing next to the famous apple tree from which Newton observed an apple falling, leading him to ponder the […]

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Grant Spotlight: 2018 SABR Analytics Math Modeling Competition

March 13, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Spring means lots of Foundation funding for student travel.  This year, we committed to offsetting the cost of class-related trips for students traveling to Morocco (MENA senior seminar), Canada (AP Comparative Government), Phoenix (Math Modeling), and DC (We the People).  The combined enhancement grants for these four trips total just over $57,000, all of which goes […]

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2018 Taylor Teaching Award

February 16, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

We’re happy to announce that Dickson Benesh is the winner of the 2018 Patricia E. Taylor Teaching Award for International Experiences!  Every year, a committee of educators and community members independent from MLWGS and the Foundation selects a MLWGS teacher to receive a $7500 award to fund international travel that will enrich their instruction.  Mr. […]

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Grant Spotlight: NCTM Conference

December 4, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

The Foundation has set aside $35,000 in this fiscal year to go toward faculty professional development.  Since June 1, twenty one teachers across six departments have accessed this funding to pay for graduate coursework, conferences, and workshops that enrich their instruction at MLWGS.  This funding just helped Mr. Benesh attend the National Council of Teachers […]

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