Programs of Other Organizations
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
The AAAS-AMS Invited Address will be given by Peter Winkler, Dartmouth College, Permutons; Friday, 4:45 p.m.
Institute for Advanced Study
WAM Alumnae Coffee Hour, Thursday, 2:00–3:00 p.m. If you previously attended a Women and Mathematics program at the Institute for Advanced Study, please join us for coffee, tea, and fellowship. Sponsored by Institute for Advanced Study
Math Institute Directors (MID) Meeting (by invite only), Thursday, 3:30–4:30 p.m. Sponsored by Institute for Advanced Study
Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM)
JPBM Communications Award Lecture, Saturday, 11:00–11:50 a.m. Presented by Natalie Dean, Emory University, Tales from the Front Lines of Pandemic Communications. Sponsored by AMS, ASA, MAA, and SIAM
Developing Calculus Content for Today’s STEM Students, Friday, 10:00–11:00 a.m. McGraw Hill’s ALEKS has proven to be a trusted resource in supporting STEM students from Developmental Math to Precalculus. But what would a similar product look like for Calculus? Join our Math Product team to provide valuable feedback & input that will help inform the future roadmap of our product offerings!
Addressing Unfinished Learning and Improving STEM Access with ALEKS PPL, Thursday, 10:00–11:00 a.m. The implications of COVID-19 and unfinished learning pose a significant impact on college readiness and, in particular, STEM access. Learn from Dr. Alison Reddy, Director of the University of Illinois’ Math Placement Program, how ALEKS Placement, Preparation, and Learning (ALEKS PPL) can help students catch-up at scale and ensure all students have the same learning opportunity.
National Security Agency (NSA)
Mathematics Networking Session
Thursday, 6:00–8:00 p.m. What do mathematicians do at the NSA? Come meet our NSA mathematicians, and talk about their daily life working at the NSA. Learn about the various projects and/or problems they have worked through their careers. Come to the event with questions!
National Science Foundation (NSF)
NSF Special Session on Exploring Funding Opportunities in the Division of Mathematical Sciences, organized by Elizabeth Wilmer, Division of Mathematical Sciences, National Science Foundation and Junping Wang, National Science Foundation; Thursday, 2:30–5:00 p.m. This interactive session will provide information on a range of DMS programs and offer advice on submitting effective proposals. DMS program officers will be available to answer questions.
NSF Special Session on Outcomes and Innovations from NSF Undergraduate Education Programs in the Mathematical Sciences, organized by Michael Ferrara, Division of Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation; Friday and Saturday. The Directorate for STEM Education at the National Science Foundation offers a variety of grant programs that promote innovations in learning and teaching and/or infrastructural support in the mathematical sciences. In this session, NSF principal investigators will share outcomes from funded projects and engage with audience members through panel discussions. Additionally, NSF program officers will provide insights and answer questions about DUE programs and proposal writing.
Panel Discussion: Early Undergraduate Mathematics, Friday, 11:00 a.m. Early undergraduate mathematics, generally thought of as courses up to and through introductory calculus, are a critical part of nearly every undergraduate’s educational journey. In this panel, presenters will share their insights current issues, effective practices, and exciting trends in early undergraduate mathematics. Ample opportunities will be provided throughout the panel for audience members to ask questions and add their expertise and experiences to the discussion. Moderated by James A. M. Alvarez, National Science Foundation. Panelists will be Jill R. Faudree, University of Alaska Fairbanks; Gregory D. Foley, Ohio University; Denise Hum, Skyline College; Sidra Van De Car, Valencia College; and Drew Lewis.
Panel Discussion: Advanced Undergraduate Mathematics, Saturday, 11:00 a.m. Advanced undergraduate mathematics represents a rich collection of topics and skills central to the preparation of learners across a breadth of STEM disciplines. In this panel, presenters will share their perspectives on key ideas and practices that inform undergraduate teaching and learning in later mathematics courses across mathematical subdisciplines. Ample opportunities will be provided throughout the panel for audience members to ask questions and add their expertise and experiences to the discussion. Moderated by Ron Buckmire, Occidental College. Panelists will be: John Paul Cook, Oklahoma State University; Jennifer A. Czocher, Texas State University; Nicholas E. Long, Stephen F. Austin State University; Roberto C. Pelayo, University of California, Irvine; and Oscar Vega, California State University, Fresno.
Panel Discussion: Professional Development Programs, Friday, 4:00 p.m. The effective preparation of mathematics educators that can weave together content knowledge, student-centered pedagogy, and an understanding of students’ strengths and needs is one of the most pressing issues facing the STEM education community. In this panel, presenters will discuss their experiences preparing K-12 mathematics teachers, graduate teaching assistants, and current faculty for their critical role in shaping students’ mathematical understanding. Ample opportunities will be provided throughout the panel for audience members to ask questions and add their expertise and experiences to the discussion. Moderated by Sandra Laursen, University of Colorado Boulder. Panelists will be: Aditya P. Adiredja, University of Arizona; Shandy Hauk, San Francisco State University; Mary Pilgrim, San Diego State University; and Sean Warner, Clark Atlanta University.
Summer Program for Women in Mathematics (SPWM)
Summer Program for Women in Mathematics (SPWM) Reunion, organized by Murli M. Gupta, George Washington University; Thursday, 1:00–3:00 p.m. This is a reunion of the summer program participants from all 19 years (1995-2013) who are in various states of their mathematical careers. The participants will describe their experiences relating to all aspects of their careers. There will also be a discussion on increasing the participation of women in mathematics over the past two decades and the national impact of SPWM and similar programs.