Today's Seminars 9/24
- No seminars this week
DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
**The Department Staff will be working on a hybrid schedule**
SKYE HALL 208
Tel: (951) 827-3113
Fax: (951) 827-7314
Office Hours (front window only):
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Women in MathArt/Riverside Mathematics Workshop for Excellence & Diversity: Research, Creativity, & Teaching Conference
This conference will showcase women researching mathematics and the arts and creative pedagogies and is our first step towards creating a research network Women in MathArt, whose goal is to be a resource for the artistic math community celebrating the empowering intersections between mathematics and the arts, and an inviting space for members to learn from each other. The conference will be held virtually through Zoom on October 16th - 17th, 2021. The conference is in cooperation with AWM. We gratefully acknowledge the Institute for Advanced Study, Women and Mathematics Program, Lisa Simonyi, the AWM Chapter at UCR, and the UCR Department of Mathematics.
Mathematics is funded for its curriculum innovation
The Department of Mathematics at University of California Riverside will join the Grand Challenge of California Learning Lab to develop a New Mathematics Gateway. The UCR project’s aim is to re-conceptualize how calculus is taught and to open a wide and inclusive STEM gateway for a diverse future generation of engineers, mathematical scientists, physical and biological scientists, and medical scientists. The development of this new program is guided by mathematical principles and educational research and will utilize spatial learning strategies, supplemented by self-paced micro-tutorial videos, and guided by interactive worksheets. All learning materials are organized to support student engagement at different learning levels through adaptive technology and are formatted to be both scientifically and culturally relevant to students.
This project’s aim is to not only provide a learning environment that is more inclusive but to equitably sustain students’ persistence in engineering, medical or science programs. The materials developed under this project will be shared as Open Educational Resources to benefit all students and educators.
This project is a partnership among UC Riverside, Saddleback College, and Yuba College. Over ten faculty members from Mathematics, Education, Biological, and Physical Sciences participate in the development of this project. It is supported by UCR’s XCITE. This project is funded by the California Learning Lab for over $1,260,000 from July 1, 2021 to December 31, 2024.
- PI: Yat Sun Poon (UCR Mathematics)
- Co-PI and Project Director: David Weisbart (UCR Mathematics)
- Co-PI: Kinnari Atit (UCR GSOE)
- Co-PI: Catherine (Cathy) Lussier (UCR, GSOE)
- Co-PI: Bryan Carrillo (Saddleback College, Mathematics)
- Co-PI: Dylan Noack (Yuba College, Mathematics)
The Microtutorials in Mathematics project team at UCR has conceived a new approach to producing a collection of micro-tutorials as supplementary instructional and learning materials. The intent is to assist the students and instructors to connect calculus with applications in various subject matters. The students could use them freely on any topics of their choice. The videos are produced with follow-up questions to enable instructors to flip their classrooms if desired. For details, please visit its website: https://microtutorials.ucr.edu
Math Alliance: Providing educational success to underrepresented and first-generation students is an important part of UCR's mission.
"Our goal is simple: we want to be sure that every underrepresented or underserved American student with the talent and the ambition has the opportunity to earn a doctoral degree in a mathematical or statistical science."
If you are interested in becoming a Math Alliance Scholar, please feel free to contact Dr. Fred Wilhelm. The benefits include access to Math Alliances Facilitated Graduate Applications Process and possible funding to go the the Alliance's Field of Dreams conference.