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Assistant Clinical Professor, Dan Luna, wins 2021 Teaching Award for University Foundations in Natural Science!

Photo of Dan Luna

Dan Luna, Geosciences, faculty/staff, studio portrait by Priscilla Grover

Boise State’s general education program, University Foundations, answers the question: What does every Boise State student need to KNOW, DO, and BECOME, regardless of major? University Foundations courses expose students to different “ways of knowing” that are relevant to anyone. As students expand their tools of inquiry by exploring the different ways historians, social scientists, artists, and others look into important questions, they form a more complete picture of the world, connect disparate ideas, better understand others, and grow in new directions.

The University Foundations awards recognize the essential contribution those teaching non-majors make to the core mission of public education: to educate citizens both for making a living and making a life as individuals and community members.

A great thing about this award is that nominations come from students rather than from colleagues. Dan received 4 separate nominations from students for the award. We thank Dan for his great contributions to foundational education across campus and for enabling students at BSU to learn critical thinking skills through the lens of Geoscience.

Congratulations Dan! Thank you for helping make a thriving Geosciences community here at Boise State University.