SR34: Commending Mano Talaiver.


SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 34
Commending Mano Talaiver.
 
Agreed to by the Senate, February 28, 2009
 

WHEREAS, Mano Talaiver, the director of Longwood University’s Institute for Teaching through Technology & Innovative Practices (ITTIP), is commended as the recipient of the prestigious 2009 Black Engineer of the Year Award for Promotion of Elementary Education; and

WHEREAS, Mano Talaiver received the award at the STEM Global Competitiveness Conference sponsored by Lockheed Martin Corporation, US Black Engineer & Information Technology Magazine, and the Council of Engineering Deans of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities; and

WHEREAS, a native of India, Mano Talaiver received a bachelor’s from Madras University, master’s degrees from the Victoria University of Manchester and Madurai University, and a doctorate from the University of Georgia; and

WHEREAS, Mano Talaiver was a faculty member and dean at Lady Doak College in Madurai before she came to the United States in 1981; prior to working at Longwood University, Mano Talaiver worked as a teacher at the Richmond Christian School, as a technology specialist with the Chesterfield County Public Schools and the Mathematics & Science Center in Richmond, and as director of learning technologies at the Science Museum of Virginia; and

WHEREAS, in enhancing professional development, ITTIP helps teachers integrate technology into the classroom and disseminates research-based best practices in schools; the institute serves 35 school divisions in Central and Southside Virginia; and

WHEREAS, Mano Talaiver works with low-income and minority students and rural school divisions to encourage science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education; and

WHEREAS, some of the impressive projects that the students work on include interactive game design, computer programming, and building an underwater robot; and

WHEREAS, energetic and creative, Mano Talaiver has worked diligently to provide the best science, technology, engineering, and mathematics resources to the students and teachers of Central and Southside Virginia; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Senate of Virginia, That Mano Talaiver be hereby commended for receiving the 2009 Black Engineer of the Year Award for Promotion of Elementary Education; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Mano Talaiver as an expression of the Senate’s admiration and respect for her commitment to the field of education.

 

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 34
Offered February 28, 2009
Commending Mano Talaiver.
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Patron-- Ruff
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WHEREAS, Mano Talaiver, the director of Longwood University’s Institute for Teaching through Technology & Innovative Practices (ITTIP), is commended as the recipient of the prestigious 2009 Black Engineer of the Year Award for Promotion of Elementary Education; and

WHEREAS, Mano Talaiver received the award at the STEM Global Competitiveness Conference sponsored by Lockheed Martin Corporation, U.S. Black Engineer & Information Technology Magazine, and the Council of Engineering Deans of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities; and

WHEREAS, a native of India, Mano Talaiver received a bachelor’s from Madras University, master’s degrees from the Victoria University of Manchester and Madurai University, and a doctorate from the University of Georgia; and

WHEREAS, Mano Talaiver was a faculty member and dean at Lady Doak College in Madurai before she came to the United States in 1981; prior to working at Longwood University, Mano Talaiver worked as a teacher at the Richmond Christian School, as a technology specialist with the Chesterfield County Schools and the Mathematics & Science Center in Richmond, and as director of learning technologies at the Science Museum of Virginia; and

WHEREAS, ITTIP helps teachers integrate technology into the classroom and disseminates research-based best practices in schools; the institute serves 35 school divisions in Central and Southside Virginia; and

WHEREAS, Mano Talaiver works with low-income and minority students and rural school divisions to encourage science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education; and

WHEREAS, some of the impressive projects that the students work on include interactive game design, computer programming skills, and building an underwater robot; and

WHEREAS, energetic and creative, Mano Talaiver has worked diligently to provide the best science, technology, engineering, and mathematics resources to the students and teachers of Central and Southside Virginia; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Senate of Virginia, That Mano Talaiver be hereby commended for receiving the 2009 Black Engineer of the Year Award for Promotion of Elementary Education; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Mano Talaiver as an expression of the Senate’s admiration and respect for her commitment to the field of education.