and Applied Mathematics
Fall 2019 Colloquia
Mathematical Modeling: From Kindergarten to Industry
Rachel Levy, MAA Deputy Executive Director
Monday, October 21, 4pm, Acad. Learn. Com. 1201
In my research, I have explored whether students as young as Kindergarten can engage in mathematical modeling in ways that resonate with the ways my undergraduates at Harvey Mudd College engaged in industry-based problems. This requires the modelers to develop and justify a useful solution to a complicated problem.
Now as Deputy Executive Director of MAA, I get to support programs like MAA PIC Math, which prepare university faculty to create undergraduate courses focused on industrial problems and the MAA AMC mathematics contests, which provides opportunities for middle, high school and college students to experience challenging mathematical problem solving.
In this talk I will share with you some surprising insights from four years following elementary school teachers engaging their students as mathematical modelers and discuss how this work impacted my own practice as a mathematical modeling educator and researcher.
Dots and Lines: The Hidden Networks Around Us
Anthony Bonato, Ryerson University
Friday, November 8, 4pm, Acad. Learn. Com. 2104
Bonato supervised 40 students and post-doctoral fellows. He taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Ryerson, Dalhousie, Laurier, Mount Allison, Waterloo, the National University of Ireland, and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Cameroon. He served as Chair of the Department of Mathematics at Ryerson 2010-2013 and Associate Dean in the School of Graduate Studies from 2013-2017. Bonato served on the NSERC Discovery Mathematics and Statistics Evaluation Group for four years, and was the Chair for the Pure Mathematics section.
Bonato writes a popular blog on math in pop culture, and his words and writing were published in Salon, The Conversation, Maclean’s, and the National Post.
Richard P. Stanley (MIT)
Edward Scheinerman (JHU)
Rebecca Goldin (GMU)
Joel D. Hamkins (CUNY)
Stephen J. Merrill (Marquette)
Sharon Crook (ASU)
Martin Golubitsky (MBI)
Gregory D. Smith (W&M)
Doron Zeilberger (Rutgers)
Daniel Forger (UMich)
Ami Radunskaya (Pomona C)
Neil J. A. Sloane (OEIS)
George Andrews (PSU)
Christine Darden (NASA)
James Yorke (UMD)
David T. Kung (St. Mary's C)
Douglas Mupasiri (UNI)
Chad Topaz (Williams C)