Meetings and Events
Indiana Project NExT
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Mission Statement:Indiana NExT is a network of Indiana mathematics professionals and college/university mathematics faculty promoting professional development and networking opportunities for its members wishing to further engage with the mathematics community and use effective methods for teaching mathematics. There is a particular emphasis on offering support for new faculty members and beginning educators. Indiana NExT works closely with the Indiana Section of the Mathematics Association of America (IN-MAA), functions as a subcommittee of the IN-MAA, and has the same overarching mission as the MAA’s Project NExT:
“[That its members] would become leaders within the profession, their MAA Section, and in the greater MAA community.”
How to join:All members of Indiana NExT must either be currently employed as mathematics faculty, work in a mathematics-related ﬁeld, or otherwise be engaged with mathematics or mathematics education within Indiana. A member of Indiana NExT cannot be a member of another NExT section.
New members will be recruited if the meet they requirements listed above and one of the following takes place:
(a) He/she is admitted into the national Project NExT program.
(b) He/she has, according to the records of the Secretary of Indiana NExT, attended at least two Indiana NExT events.
(c) He/she has expressed interest in joining to an officer of Indiana NExT.
IN NExT organizes a panel at most IN Section Meetings.
The IN NExT panel will be on the topic: Preparing Students for BIG Careers
Emilie Purvine, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Moderator: Amber Russell, Butler University
Abstract: How can faculty work to best prepare students for jobs in Business, Industry and Government (BIG)? Our panelists share their suggestions from a variety of different perspectives. Employed at a national laboratory, Emilie Purvine has first hand experience of the skills students must develop to be successful. The remaining panelists have all participated in the PIC Math program (Preparation for Industrial Careers in Mathematical Sciences) sponsored by the MAA. Lisa Holden and Dhanuja Kasturiratna worked on a project with American Modern Insurance Group, while Joseph Eichholz worked with Christina Selby (now at John Hopkins University) on two projects: one with Crane Payment Innovations, the other with 84.51 on a project related to direct marketing.
The Spring 2018 meeting was March 23-24 at Valparaiso University.
The IN NExT panel was on the topic: Encounters with Experiential Learning
The Fall 2017 meeting was October 7 at Manchester University.
The IN NExT panel was on the topic: Implementing the 2015 CUPM Content Recommendations
Moderator: Livia Hummel, University of Indianapolis
The Spring 2017 meeting was March 24-25 at Earlham College.
The IN NExT panel was on the topic: Teaching a Bimodal Audience
The Fall 2016 meeting was October 8 at Purdue University West Lafayette.
The IN NExT panel was on the topic: Retaining underrepresented groups in STEM
The Spring 2016 meeting was March 18-19 at Franklin College.
The IN NExT panel was on the topic: Alternative Assessment Techniques
The Fall 2015 meeting was October 17 at Purdue University North Central.
The IN NExT panel was on the topic: Effectively Incorporating Technology in the Classroom
Moderator: Stacy Hoehn, Franklin College
The Spring 2015 meeting was May 13-14 at Taylor University.
The IN NExT panel was on the topic: Engaging Students in Extracurricular Math Activities.
The Fall 2014 meeting was October 18 at Trine University.
The IN NExT panel was on the topic: Strategies for Helping Students Transition to Proofs.
The Spring 2014 meeting was May 4-5 at IPFW, in Fort Wayne
The IN NExT panel was on the topic: Goals and Pedagogy for Remedial Mathematics.
Moderator: Justin Lambright
The Fall 2013 meeting was October 26 at the University of Southern Indiana, in Evansville.
The IN NExT panel was on the topic: Publishing Undergraduate Research.
For the March 22-23, 2013 Spring meeting, the panel topic is Incorporating History across the Math Curriculum.
For the October 27, 2012 Fall meeting, the panel topic is Inquiry Based Learning.