• Assistant Professor Karl Schmitt attended a conference on “Transforming STEM Pedagogy Through Active Learning” held at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas June 1 – 3. Workshops included POGIL methods, effective thinking, and classroom-based undergraduate research experiences. Professor Schmitt presented a poster titled “A Collection and Reflection on Open Source & Free Resources for Multivariable Calculus and Differential Equations.”
  • Assistant Professor Tiffany Kolba spent June 11 – 17 in Kansas City grading AP Statistics Exams. This May, over 200,000 high school students took the AP Statistics exam, and with 6 free-response questions, there are approximately 1.25 million questions that were graded by a group of around 800 high school teachers and college professors.
  • Associate Professor Lara Pudwell participated in the annual business meeting of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) June 23 – 25 at the University of South Florida. Professor Pudwell is one of 24 councilors nationwide who conduct the business of the mathematics and computer science division of CUR.
  • Professor Pudwell also attended the Fourteenth International Conference on Permutation Patterns June 27 – July 1 at Howard University in Washington, D.C. At the conference, Professor Pudwell gave a presentation on “Pattern avoidance in reverse double lists”, chaired a session, and participated in the conference steering committee meeting.
  • Professor and Associate Provost Rick Gillman attended the summer institute of the New American Colleges and Universities, held in Riverdale, NY. At the institute, Prof. Gillman gave a presentation about VERUM (the Valparaiso Experience in Research by Undergraduate Mathematicians program).
  • Assistant Professor Mindy Capaldi and Associate Professors Ken Luther, Lara Pudwell, and Zsuzsanna Szaniszlo attended Mathfest in Columbus, Ohio, August 3 – 6.
    Prof. Capaldi attended a symposium on “The Use and Assessment of Active Learning in Mathematics,” an inquiry-based learning (IBL) conference, and a minicourse on computer visualization for teaching linear algebra. She presented a poster on teaching probability using board games and moderated a discussion table at the IBL conference.
    Prof. Szaniszlo attended the symposium on active learning and an IBL workshop. She chaired a session on the teaching of calculus.
    Prof. Pudwell also attended the minicourse on visualization for linear algebra.



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