You are here

Panel Sessions

Living Proof: Stories of Resilience Along the Mathematical Journey

Thursday, August 1, 1:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 263

Description

Living Proof is a collection of short stories written by those from all corners of the mathematical community with the hope to inspire current students, illustrating how mathematicians overcame hard content, sexism, questions of identity, and more. Panelists will discuss how the project evolved, why they contributed to the book, and what struggle and resilience mean in our discipline.

Organizers:
Emille Lawrence, University of San Francisco
Matthew Pons, North Central College
David Taylor, Roanoke College
Allison Henrich, Seattle University

Panelists:
Emille Lawrence, University of San Francisco
Matthew Pons, North Central College
Hortensia Soto, University of Northern Colorado
David Taylor, Roanoke College
Pamela Harris, Williams College

 

MAA Departmental Membership: Taking It to the Next Level

Friday, August 2, 1:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 263

Description

MAA departmental membership is much more than free student memberships! Join panelists from a variety of institutional settings to discuss how to tailor the myriad benefits of departmental membership to your particular needs. Conferences, books, journals, Great Courses, the online Career Resource Center – the list is long. Come share your ideas and get inspiration for your own students and institution.

Organizer:
Kira Hamman, Penn State University

Panelists:
Ximena Catepillan, Millersville University
Joyati Debnath, Winona State University
Spencer Hamblen, McDaniel College
Alicia Prieto Langarica, Youngstown State University

 

Career Paths in Business, Industry, and Government

Friday, August 2, 10:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 263

Description

You’re about to earn a degree in mathematics. Now what? There are many interesting job opportunities that don’t necessarily involve teaching. Whether you are a student looking for a job once you graduate or an advisor looking for advice to give to future job-seeking students, this session will help you gain new perspectives on careers in business, industry, and government.

Organizer:
Emille D. Lawrence, University of San Francisco
David Stone, Georgia Southern University
Jeb Collins, University of Mary Washington
Aihua Li, Montclair State University

Panelists:
Richard Uber, Air Force Institute of Technology
Ryan Snyder, State Auto Insurance Companies
Mary Sefcik, Cleveland Clinic
Deming Zhuang, Citi Group

Sponsor:
MAA Committee on Undergraduate Students (CUSA)
MAA Committee on Business, Industry, and Government Mathematics (BIG)

 

Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching as an Integrated Application in Core Mathematics Major Courses

Thursday, August 1, 3:00p.m. - 4:20 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 263

Description

Core mathematics majors’ courses often have designated application problems from areas like physics or engineering. The MAA META Math project focuses on explicitly adding “secondary mathematics teaching” to the list of legitimate application areas of mathematics by creating resources for use in undergraduate mathematics courses. Panelists will describe a variety of initiatives that address mathematics courses for teaching.

Organizer:
Doug Ensley, Shippensburg University
Elizabeth Fulton, Montana State University

Panelists:
Elizabeth Burroughs, Montana State University
James Tanton, Mathematical Association of America
Rick Hudson, University of Southern Indiana
Lisa Berger, Stony Brook University

Sponsor:
SIGMAA on the Mathematical Knowledge of Teachers (SIGMAA MKT)

 

Jumping into IBL Teaching: Reflections by First-Time Practitioners

Friday, August 2, 3:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 263

Description

Curious about Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) but not sure where to start? So were they! In this panel, faculty who have recently taught an IBL-style course for the first time will reflect on their experiences. Panelists will share a typical day in the classroom along with lessons learned about what worked well and what they would change in the future. Courses represented will range from entry-level to upper divisional.

Organizers:
Angelynn Alvarez, SUNY Potsdam
Sarah Wolff, Denison University
Robert Kelvey, The College of Wooster

Panelists:
Emily Barnard, Northeastern University
Judit Kardos, The College of New Jersey
Sarah Nelson, Lenoir-Rhyne University
Kristen Pueschel, Penn State University New Kensington
Adam Giambrone, Elmira College

Sponsor:
SIGMAA on Inquiry-Based Learning (SIGMAA IBL)

 

Building a Community of Practice to Prepare Graduate Students to Teach Undergraduate Mathematics

Saturday, August 3, 9:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 263

Description

CoMInDS is an NSF funded MAA project whose purpose is to support faculty who are preparing graduate students to teach undergraduate mathematics, including providing workshops, establishing a professional community of practice and developing an online resource suite of instructional materials. In this panel, we will show how CoMInDS is using MAA's new community platform to support this work.

Organizer:
Jack Bookman, Duke University

Panelists:
Doug Ensley, Shippensburg University
Teri J Murphy, University of Cincinnati
Jack Bookman, Duke University
Emily Braley, Harvard University

 

Graduate School in Mathematics: What’s it Like, and How Do You Get In?

Saturday, August 3, 10:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 263

Description

This panel is for undergraduates considering graduate school in the mathematical sciences. Graduate students in mathematics must take courses, pass qualifying exams, write a thesis, and serve as a Teaching Assistant. We discuss how these may vary from school to school and then focus on the application process: What do you need to apply? What does it take to get in? How many schools should you apply to? When will you hear? etc. Panelists will include several graduate chairs and current graduate students.

Organizer:
Ruth Haas, University of Hawaii

Panelists:
Michael Goldberg, University of Cincinnati
Richard McGehee, University of Minnesota
Laura Wells, Notre Dame
Craig Zirbel, Bowling Green State University

 
Year: 
2019

Dummy View - NOT TO BE DELETED