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We enjoyed seeing you at Chapman University during the Fall 2017 SoCal-Nev Section Meeting

Erica Flapan, Bogdan Suceava and Lily Khadjavi gave invited talks on Saturday, October 21, 2017
The meeting also included Contributed Paper Sessions

Thanks to Chapman University for hosting!

Save the date!

Spring 2018 SoCal-Nev Section Meeting

When? Saturday, April 21-22, 2018
University of San Diego

The meeting will include Student Poster Session, Invited Talks and more. The invited talks will include a presentation by Teaching Award winner Darryl Yong, as well as a joint presentation by Marty and Erik Demaine (artist/mathematician and MacArthur Fellow, respectively). Stay Tuned for more updates as we get closer!

Call for Nominations for Section Teaching Award

Candice Price, University of San Diego
SoCal/Nevada Section Vice Chair
Chair of MAA SoCal/Nevada Teaching Award Committee

Preliminary nominations for the 27th annual MAA Southern California-Nevada Section Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics are now being accepted. The deadline for submissions is November 3, 2017.

If you have an eligible and qualified colleague in your department, we urge you to nominate her/him so that s/he may be considered for the award. The initial nomination consists of a one-page form together with a one- to two-page description of the candidate's qualities and teaching successes.

From the preliminary nominees, the selection committee will choose two to three semi-finalists. Each nominator will then be asked to complete a full nomination packet for the semi-finalist. The full packet will be required only for semi-finalists and will be due by early January of 2018. (Full nomination requirements may be found by following the Guidelines and Nomination Form link on the MAA's Haimo Award page.)

Upon receipt of the full nomination, semi-finalists will automatically become finalists. Each finalist will receive an official letter of commendation from the Chair of the Section, which will be copied to the candidate's department chair and dean. The selection committee will choose the winner from the pool of finalists. Finalists who are not selected will automatically have their full applications considered the following year for the Section award.

The recipient of the award will be recognized and given the opportunity to give a talk at a future meeting of the MAA Southern California-Nevada Section. The awardee will also be the official Section nominee for the MAA Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics.

Successful nominees are individuals who are widely recognized for their extraordinarily successful teaching effectiveness and for teaching that has had influence beyond their own institutions. To be eligible, nominees must be current MAA members who teach mathematical science courses at least half-time during the academic year and have at least seven years experience teaching at the college or university level. Because the Section Award winner will be forwarded for consideration for the national Haimo award, successful nominees will have an extended record of teaching success. Eligibility requirements are detailed on the MAA's Haimo Award page.

The Preliminary Nomination deadline is Friday, November 3, 2017.

Questions? Contact Candice Price at cprice@sandiego.edu

Initial nominations may be sent electronically Candice Price at the email address listed above.

Darryl Yong wins the 2017 MAA Section Teaching Award!

Darryl Yong

Our 2017 Section Teaching Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics goes to Darryl Yong of Harvey Mudd College. Dr. Yong has a lengthy record of innovative and caring teaching at Harvey Mudd College. He has shown a consistent commitment to inclusive pedagogy in his own classes and in his scholarship on secondary math education. He co-founded the nonprofit Math for America Los Angeles which supports local teachers though professional development. Most recently, he became the inaugural director of the new Center for Teaching and Learning at the Claremont Colleges. You can read more at his blog profteacher.com.

Did you know...

...that the SoCalNv Section of the MAA had its first meeting in 1925? Read about SoCalNv MAA Section History (pdf) in this article written for the Spring 2000 meeting program by Ernie Solheid.

Help Write Our Section History!

Do you have a special memory of an MAA Southern California Section meeting, event, or personality? Please share it with Ernie Solheid esolheid @ fullerton.edu.


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