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Panels and Workshops

Please note: all sessions are listed in Mountain Daylight Time (MDT = UTC-6:00)

Panels are 80-minute sessions featuring 4-5 panelists speaking on a particular topic. Organizers prepare questions for panelists in advance and moderate the panels. Following the prepared materials, audience members have the opportunity to submit questions for panelists.

Workshops are hands-on, interactive, 80-minute sessions. Organizers propose and plan topics for a range of skill levels and audience types. Audience members should expect to walk away with tools and materials they can implement on their own.

Workshop

S-STEM Pre-award: Elements of a Successful S-STEM Grant Proposal

Friday, August 6, 10:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.

Description:

This workshop focuses on the NSF S-STEM grant pre-award phase. The RFP has requirements all proposals need to address, but only a few proposals get funded. What gives your proposal the edge? In this workshop, participants will engage with key elements of the application, have the opportunity to contrast successful and unsuccessful proposals, and workshop around their proposal ideas.

Organizers:
Ileana Vasu, Holyoke Community College
Yu-Ju Kuo, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Susan Pustejovsky, Alverno College
Oscar Vega, California State University Fresno
Rebekah Dupont, Augsburg University
Perla Myers, University of San Diego

 

Panel

Best Practices in Mathematics for the Health Sciences

Friday, August 6, 10:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.

Description:

Students preparing for careers in the Health Sciences need quantitative skills that are somewhat different from both traditional college algebra and more recently developed quantitative reasoning courses. Recently, the MAA partnered with several other groups to form a task force to address this discrepancy. This session will focus on the work of that group, recently published national recommendations, as well as best practices in curriculum and pedagogy for math for the Health Sciences.

Organizers:
Kira Hamman, Penn State Mont Alto
Daniel Ozimek, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

Panelists:
Andrew Baxter, Penn State University Park
Glenn Murphy, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
Victor Piercey, Ferris State University
Joan Zoellner, Charles A. Dana Center, The University of Texas at Austin

 

Panel

Career Paths in Business, Industry, and Government

Friday, August 6, 10:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.

Description:

You're about to earn a degree in mathematics. Now what? You may be surprised to know that teaching isn't your only option; in the "real world” mathematical knowledge is a valued commodity, and there are many interesting job opportunities for mathematicians in business, industry, and government. Whether you are a mathematics 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 a range of career experiences and what employers value in their employees. Panelists will share their paths to their current positions and offer advice to others looking for employment in similar venues.

Organizers:
Emille Lawrence, University of San Francisco
Caroline Maher-Boulis, Lee University

Moderator:
Jeb Collins

Panelists:
Bonita Saunders, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Michael Dorff, Brigham Young University
Emilie Purvine, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Kevin Byrnes, DuPont Capital Management

Sponsor: Committee on Undergraduate Students (CUS) and Committee on Business, Industry, and Government (BIG)

 

Panel

Association for Women in Mathematics Panel - Inspiring Women in Mathematics

Friday, August 6, 10:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.

Description

Since its founding in 1971, the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) has been a force for positive change in the culture and demographics of the mathematics world and an effective voice of support for women in the mathematical sciences. This panel is one of several events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the organization's founding. The panel will feature mathematicians who are founders and leaders of programs designed to encourage young women to engage in doing mathematics. Such programs offer high school students, undergraduate and graduate students with a strong interest in mathematics an opportunity to pursue more advanced mathematics while immersed in a community of other young women with similar interests. The panel will engage with the audience in a discussion about how math educators of any gender can support girls and women toward academic development at different critical stages.

Organizers:
Georgia Benkart, University of Wisconsin
Malena Español, Arizona State University
Magdalena Luca, MCPHS University

Panel Moderator:
Lauren Rose, Bard College

Panelists:
Deanna Haunsperger, Carleton College
Raegan Higgins, Texas Tech University
Katherine Ott, Bates College
Julianna Tymoczko, Smith College
Judy Walker, University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Sponsor: Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)

 

Panel

Supporting Your Department's VITAL Faculty

Saturday, August 7, 2:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Description:

Visiting faculty, instructors, non-student TAs, adjunct faculty, and lecturers -- collectively VITAL faculty, or generally non-tenure track -- are becoming increasingly more common in many math departments. Panelists from a variety of institutions, including VITAL faculty, will discuss ways in which departments can best support this group. VITAL faculty on the panel will discuss departmental culture and practices that are most supportive. Departmental representatives will talk about their own practices for supporting these needs. Panelists will share their perspectives and there will be time for questions, input from the audience, and conversation. We hope that the audience will be able to share their ideas and get inspiration for their own faculty and institution. This panel is sponsored by the Membership Committee and aligns with the current emphasis on how the MAA can best support VITAL faculty.

Organizer:
Emilie Purvine, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Panelists:
Robert Snellman, Brigham Young University
April Strom, Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Hanna Bennet, University of Michigan
Jacqueline Jensen-Vallin, Lamar University
Benjamin Brubaker, University of Minnesota

Sponsor: MAA Membership Committee

 

Panel

Implementation of Co-requisite Models

Saturday, August 7, 10:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.

Description:

Many states and institutions are moving to co-requisite models for developmental mathematics. This panel discusses best practices of such models, as well as issues with implementation. In particular, how does a state or system support co-requisite creation? Are there policies that impede the formation of a model? What is the process for creation of co-requisite courses at the institution level?

Organizers:
Jennifer Nordstrom, Linfield College
Wade Ellis, West Valley College, Retired

Panelists:
Jacqueline Jensen-Vallin, Lamar University
Kathryn Kozak, Coconino Community College
Jessie Walker, Arkansas Department of Education
Linus Yu, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

Sponsor: MAA Subcommittee on Curriculum Renewal Across the First Two Years (CRAFTY)

 

Panel

How to Apply for Jobs in Academia and Industry after Your PhD

Saturday, August 7, 10:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.

Description:

This session is aimed at graduate students and recent PhDs. An overview of the employment process will be given with ample opportunity for participants to ask questions. Questions that will be addressed include: How do you find which jobs are available? How do you choose which jobs you want to apply for? What are academic and other employers looking for in the materials that you send? How should you tailor your application materials for the job that you are applying for? How do schools conduct interviews?

Organizer:
Stefanie Wang, Smith College

Panelists:
Mimi Tsugura, Education Engineer at Elastic
Christine Kelley, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Tian An Wong, University of Michigan – Dearborn

Sponsor: MAA Committee on Graduate Students

 

Panel

The Life Cycle of an Undergraduate Data Science Program

Saturday, August 7, 10:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.

Description:

Data science applies tools from computer science, statistics, and mathematics to understand data. Driven by growth in careers and increasing student interest, academic institutions have been developing a wide variety of data science programs. Speakers on this panel represent programs at various levels of development: from programs just leaving the visioning phase to those that have been established for years.

Organizer:
Liz Stanhope, Lewis & Clark College

Panelists:
Laurie Heyer, Davidson College
Matthew Neal, Denison University
Randy Paffenroth, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Talitha Washington, Clark Atlanta University and the Atlanta University Center

Sponsor: MAA Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics (CUPM)

 

Panel

Three Mathematicians and One Math Education Researcher Share Lessons for Teaching Future Teachers

Saturday, August 7, 1:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Description:

Teaching future K-12 teachers is challenging because teaching-to-teach requires a skill set beyond teaching mathematics. Often, young faculty members find themselves solely responsible for instructing future teacher content courses and have few available resources for guidance. In this panel, we explore effective methods for teaching preservice K-12 mathematics teachers. Join us as our panelists share key experiences and lessons learned.

Organizers:
Carl Olimb, Augustana University
Yvonne Lai, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Jennifer Whitfield, Texas A&M University

Panelists:
Amanda Ruiz, University of San Diego
Joe Champion, Boise State
Scott Kaschner, Butler University
Theresa Jorgensen, University of Texas at Arlington

Sponsor: SIGMAA on Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching (SIGMAA MKT)

 

Panel

The Art of Publishing in MAA Journals

Saturday, August 7, 1:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Description:

The members of this panel will introduce the MAA publications, discuss how to write for these periodicals, and answer questions about writing for the publications. There will be time allotted to be meet with the individual editors to ask questions about specific journals and blogs.

Organizer:
Tom Edgar, Pacific Lutheran University, Editor of Math Horizons
Della Dumbaugh, University of Richmond, Editor-elect of The American Mathematical Monthly

Panelists:
Susan Jane Colley, The American Mathematical Monthly
Della Dumbaugh, The American Mathematical Monthly
Dominic Klyve, The College Math Journal
Amy Ackerberg-Hastings, Convergence Room
Janet Heine Barnett, Convergence Room
Jacqueline Jensen-Vallin, MAA FOCUS
Tom Edgar, Math Horizons
Deanna Haunsperger, Math Values Blog
Jason Rosenhouse, Mathematics Magazine

Sponsor: MAA Committee on Journals

 

 

Year: 
2021