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Check back in the spring for panel discussions!

Modeling in Your Differential Equations Coursework

October 26 and 28, 1-3:30pm ET

For colleagues who wish to motivate and enrich the study of differential equations through a modeling first and throughout approach, we offer experiences in several proven modeling activities and time for discussion and reflection on how to incorporate these approaches and activities in their coursework. We offer practical experiences and exchanges, as well as all materials, while so much more is freely available at our OER SIMIODE Community of Practice,




Brian Winkel, Leigh Noble

About the Presenters


Brian Winkel has over 50 years of teaching experience in undergraduate mathematics with a PhD in Ring Theory and soon thereafter moving to a career in applied mathematics. He founded and edited the journals Cryptologia and PRIMUS and now is Director of SIMIODE.



Leigh Noble , PhD (Mathematics, University of Kentucky) is a professional math coach and a technical director for SIMIODE. He enjoys working with unusual student populations including adults returning to college, cadets at USMA-West Point & USAF, inmates at Eastern NY State Correctional Facility via the Bard Prison Initiative, and students in the Educational Opportunity Program at SUNY New Paltz. Leigh prefers he/him pronouns, watches too many movies and reads bad science fiction.



Mathematics Support Courses; Planning and Design

November 2 and 3, 2-5pm ET

Interested in developing just-in-time mathematics support for students? Co-requisite courses are becoming a popular tool for mathematics departments looking to increase student success in key mathematics courses. This virtual session will share several distinct examples of support course structures utilized by a variety of institutions. We will also engage with a framework for planning that will be useful for departments interested in developing their own support or co-requisite courses.




Katie Mawhinney, Katrina Palmer, Tracey Howell, Gregory Rhoads, and John Sevier

About the Presenters


Katherine Mawhinney is the Assistant Chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Appalachian State University. She is a member of the Appalachian Math Pathways Taskforce and has taught co-requisite calculus classes for the past 4 years.




Trina Palmer is part of the Appalachian team that has developed support courses for STEM students.




Tracey Howell is a veteran teacher of over 20 years. She joined the ASU Department of Mathematical Sciences in July of 2021 as an Assistant Professor.




Greg Rhoads has taught support courses at Appalachian State University for Calculus 1 and Calculus 2 for the past few years.



Dr.John Sevier is a Senior Lecturer and coordinator of Graduate Teaching and Assistantships in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Appalachian State University. Influenced by his love for teaching and helping students who struggle in mathematics, Dr. Sevier's area of interest and research is in developmental mathematics and ways to improve attitudes, beliefs, and self mathematical perceptions of students enrolled in developmental and co-requisite coursework. His goal is to ensure that mathematics is no longer seen as a gatekeeper but an open door to countless opportunities.



Check back in the spring for research seminars!

StatPREP Webinar: Introduction to RStudio and Exploratory Data Analysis

November 8, 4-5pm ET

This workshop will introduce participants to RStudio using RStudio Cloud. In addition RStudio server and RStudio desktop will be described. This introduction will include packages and reading data into RStudio. Then there will be an introduction to Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA).




Joe Roith & Kathryn Kozak


Check back later for upcoming workshops!