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Special Sessions

  • Special Session on Mathematics and Art, Carolyn Yackel (Mercer University)

    This session will include talks about the relationship between mathematics and art. Specifically encouraged are research talks, discussion of how mathematics is used in the creation of specific art pieces or designs, examples of the use of the intertwining of these topics in the classroom, demonstrations of mathematically based performance art (juggling, dance, etc.) with an accompanying lucid description of the mathematics, and presentations by students.

  • Special Session on Presentations by Beginning Faculty, Ron Taylor (Berry College)

    Beginning faculty in the section are encouraged to present their research.

  • Special Session on Research on Teaching and Learning in Collegiate Mathematics, Kedar Nepal (Mercer University)

    Any proposals that are research based and are related to undergraduate mathematics teaching (all levels) are welcome. Examples of proposals include innovative teaching practices, use of technology in the classroom, inquiry-based learning, student thinking, any scholarship of teaching and learning that may offer practical applications etc.

  • Special Session on Supervising Undergraduate Research Projects, Lee Raney (University of North Alabama)

    At many colleges and universities, faculty are now not only encouraged, but often required, to supervise undergraduate research projects in mathematics. As the benefits of undergraduate research are increasingly realized, many of us strive to find undergraduate research problems and projects that are not only fun, valuable, and interesting to students and the mathematical community, but are also framed at an appropriate level. This session is devoted to talks from faculty about any and all aspects of undergraduate research in mathematics of all levels, including their experiences with undergraduate research, interesting research problems and their solutions, student success stories, and best practices. Talks from junior and early-career faculty are especially encouraged.

  • Special Session on Strategies for Attracting and Retaining Students in Mathematics and Science, Maria Siopsis (Maryville College)

    I am particularly interested in special programming that happens outside of the classroom. At Maryville, we are running a program funded by an NSF grant that includes a summer bridge experience, special first year seminar and early experience with research.

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