Lake Bookman is a Helmsley Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar in the Mathematics Department at Yale University. He believes in implementing strategies in mathematics classrooms that encourage students to build metacognitive skills to reflect on and improve their learning. He hopes to succeed in these goals in the courses he presently teaches: Differential Calculus and Calculus of Several Variables.
Lake double majored in Mathematics and Physics at Swarthmore College. One of his guiding principles as a researcher is that scientists should be primarily motivated by the societal impact of their work. Before pursuing a Ph.D. at North Carolina State University, he worked on various projects in alternative energy sources including magnetic confinement fusion and geothermal exploration. His mathematical research interests are in numerical analysis and mathematical modeling. He is committed to using these tools to help show his fellow researchers, as well as his students, the positive change math can have on the world.