Organized by Gary Towsley (SUNY Geneseo) and Toke Knudsen (SUNY Oneonta), both representatives to the MAA Seaways Section of the MAA History of Mathematics Special Interest Group (HOM SIGMAA)
There is currently a lot of interest in the history of mathematics. Many mathematicians teach classes on the topic, or they incorporate history into their teaching of a particular topic in mathematics.
The present session seeks to encourage history of mathematics in the college curriculum, as taught in separate classes as well as used to teach mathematical topics more generally. The speakers will focus on their experience with the history of mathematics in the classroom and provide frameworks and ideas for others to do so as well. The session will conclude with a larger discussions between the speakers and the audience.
Since the year 2014 is the 900th birth anniversary of Bhāskara II, the session will commence with a talk on this remarkable Indian mathematician and astronomer. The talk will be delivered by Keith Jones and Toke Knudsen, both of SUNY Oneonta.
Jeff Johannes, SUNY Geneseo
Angeliki Kazas-Pontisakos, SUNY Oneonta
Toke Knudsen, SUNY Oneonta
Mark McKinzie, St. John Fisher
Chuck Rocca, Western Connecticut State University
Bob Rogers, SUNY Fredonia
Gary Towsley, SUNY Geneseo
Ever wonder if you should be thinking about going to graduate school in math? Or, how financial aid works for graduate school? Want to know how people choose a graduate school? Come listen to current graduate students answer common questions undergraduate students have about graduate school. You'll have the opportunity to ask your own questions, too.
Elizabeth Wilcox, SUNY Oswego
Astrid Fuentes, Buffalo State College
Tara Hudson, University of Buffalo
Daniel Kraus, University of Buffalo
Matt Schumacher, graduate of RIT
Rachel Skipper, Binghamton University
Saturday afternoon, April 26, 2014
This workshop will provide opportunities to establish connections between department chairs, but it is open to all those interested in academic leadership, departmental challenges and strategies.
Contributed talks for this meeting should focus on:
· Presentation of the department and the program
· Student recruitment
· Student Retention
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