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We enjoyed seeing you at the Fall 2016 Section Meeting!

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Spring 2017 SoCal-Nev Section Meeting

When? Saturday, April 29, 2017
CSU Northridge

Shirley Gray wins the 2016 MAA Section Teaching Award!

Shirley Gray

Our 2016 Section Teaching Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics goes to Dr. Shirley B. Gray of California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA).

Dr. Gray has a long record of teaching excellence. Students and colleagues alike remark on her "infectious enthusiasm." She has established connections across disciplines, with academic colleagues in computer science and engineering, as well as industry representatives. One of her colleagues describes her teaching in this way: "...she approaches teaching with great enthusiasm, passion, and commitment. She has a relaxed, informal teaching style, and skillfully makes use of different types of media and teaching techniques..." A key example of her innovative class activities is her annual math field trip to The Huntington Library in Pasadena, by arrangement with the Huntington's Curator of Manuscripts, to view original first editions. Dr. Gray is credited for her work in helping to bring the Archimedes Palimpsest to The Huntington. Dr. Gray is also known as the "driving force" behind the widely recognized National Curve Bank. This online resource has received multiple support grants (from the NSF and the Beckman Foundation) and has been recognized by Caltech, the College Board, and the MAA's Mathematical Sciences Digital Library (MathDL). Dr. Gray has many more teaching accomplishments and the strong, warm support of past students and colleagues at the local, regional, and national level.

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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