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Town Hall Meetings

Town Hall Meetings are similar to panel discussions, but with a ‘flipped’ model. That is, the goal of a town hall is to gather suggestions and feedback from the audience rather than from the panelists.

Mathematical Mamas – Being Both Beautifully

Thursday, August 2, 3:00 p.m. – 4:20 p.m., Plaza Ballroom F, Plaza Building


Women have always been involved in mathematics and science. Even though we are past the days when women had to deny their self-identity to pursue mathematics, we still have work to do. With more mothers (and fathers) bridging the gap between academia and parenthood, this town hall will celebrate victories and discuss solutions to challenges that arise from this intersection.

Jacqueline Jensen-Vallin, Lamar University
Emille Davie Lawrence, University of San Francisco
Erin Militzer, Ferris State University

Quantitative Literacy Swap Session

Saturday, August 4, 1:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m., Plaza Ballroom F, Plaza Building


In this swap session, participants will have the opportunity to share or borrow course materials related to quantitative literacy. We interpret course materials to include data sets, technology, individual lessons, case studies, entire courses, etc. At the beginning of the session, participants will sign up to give a brief (5 minutes or less) presentation of their resource. Come to share, come to receive, or come for both!

Victor Piercey, Ferris State University
Catherine Crockett, Point Loma Nazarene University
Andrew Miller, Belmont University
Gizem Karaali, Pomona College
Luke Tunstall, Michigan State University

Sponsor: The SIGMAA on Quantitative Literacy (SIGMAA QL)

Shaping and Fostering an Equitable Community in our Departments

Saturday, August 4, 3:00 p.m. – 4:20 p.m., Plaza Ballroom F, Plaza Building


The goal of this session is to compile a list of best practices for creating and sustaining an equitable department community. Small groups of participants, each led by a moderator, will brainstorm creative solutions to address a variety of questions and concerns regarding department habits and in all types of departments. The outcomes of the Town Hall will be published in the AWM Newsletter, MAA Focus, and the Notices.

Alejandra Alvarado, Eastern Illinois University
Candice Price, University of San Diego
Alissa Crans, Loyola Marymount University
Jackie Jensen-Vallin, Lamar University