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Campus hosting mathematics conference May 31 to June 1

Posted 04/23/19

The Spring 2019 sectional conference of the Northeast Section of the Mathematics Association of America will be held at Fitchburg State on May 31 and June 1.

The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) is the largest professional society that focuses on undergraduate mathematics education. Its members include university, college, and high school teachers; graduate and undergraduate students; pure and applied mathematicians; computer scientists; statisticians; and many others in academia, government, business, and industry. The mission of the MAA is "to advance the mathematical sciences, especially at the collegiate level."

The mission of the Northeastern Section (NES) is "to advance the mission of the MAA on a regional level…provide professional development and networking activities for Section members and mathematics students [in the northeast]; and promote discussion and action on issues affecting mathematics teaching, learning, and research in the region".  

Invited speakers for this conference are:

  • Meredith Greer (this year's Battle's Lecturer), Bates College will speak on “Discovering Mathematics Through Epidemiological Models”
  • Chad Topaz, Williams College will speak on will speak on “Diversity Through a Data Science Lens”
  • Shelly Jones, CCSU will speak on “Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice: Using Culturally Relevant Pedagogy as The First Step”
  • Carol Schumacher, Kenyon College (and Vice President of the MAA) will speak on “Art forgery, differential equations, and swindling Herman Göring.

Registration is available at the conference website.

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