- 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.