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   "If I could find a way to get rid of lectures, I would," says Yosi Shibberu. "When I'm talking, they're not really learning."
    That's why Shibberu's math classes are focused heavily on problem-solving. 

school, but wanted to repeat for an easy 'A.'" 
   That's not what happened, and Evans is glad about that. "Through his five-chances-to-pass quiz, Dr. Shibberu helped me see that life isn't about the shortcut."
   "He prepared me for everything I would see at Rose-Hulman and helped me find the fight in myself to make it through on time," says Evans. Shibberu stands out as a professor because "he cares and can see more in a student than they initially see in themselves."
   Teaching is definitely in Shibberu's blood. His early years were spent on the campus of Alemaya University in Ethiopia, where his father taught for three years. Those memorable experiences influenced his decision to pursue a career in academia.
   Shibberu appreciates that Rose-Hulman is a community of highly motivated students, faculty, and staff. "I have the freedom to work on interdisciplinary problems that I find interesting. I can work on these problems at a pace suitable for my student and faculty collaborators." Page Square

There's just enough lecture to give students some basic direction, but they're working on problems for as much of the class time as possible.
   This educational approach takes into account the fact that different students perceive and learn mathematic concepts differently. As his students work on problems, Shibberu can interact and answer questions in a way that makes sense to each individual student. "I'm walking around, and each student is learning in their own style. It's more flexible, more one-on-one," he says. "Dr. Shibberu was my professor for Differential Equations I," recalls George Evans (ChE, 2008), now an environmental engineer for ADM Corn Processing. "I had taken the subject in high