Who Wants to Be a Mathematician,
Friday, 10:30 a.m. to noon, organized by Michael A. Breen
and Annette W. Emerson, AMS; and William T. Butterworth,
DePaul University. Come watch seven of the area's top high school
students as they compete for cash and prizes by answering questions
about mathematics. You are invited to come and take part in this
educational and fun presentation.
Committee on the Profession Presentation,
Thursday, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Development Using Case Studies: A Workshop for Faculty,
Friday, 10:30 a.m.tonoon and 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Solomon
Friedberg, Boston College, and Diane L. Herrmann, University
of Chicago, will guide workshop participants in the effective
use of the case studies method as a tool in preparing Teaching
Assistants for their important roles as classroom instructors.
The faculty edition of the publication Teaching Mathematics
in Colleges and Universities: Case Studies for Today's Classroom
will be provided to workshop participants at no charge, compliments
of the AMS. For a recent review of the book, visit www.maa.org/reviews/casestudies.html.
There is a separate registration fee of $20 to participate; see
and housing form. There are also modest travel grants for
this workshop available on a very limited basis. For the application
process and other details, click here.
Committee on Education Panel Discussion:
International Perspectives on Undergraduate Mathematics, Sunday,
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. organized by William G. McCallum,
University of Arizona, and sponsored by the AMS Committee on Education.
This panel will consider some of the problems facing undergraduate
education, with particular attention to problems that are common
to many different countries. Professor Ki Hyoung Ko from
the Korean Advanced Institute for Science and Technology will
describe the efforts of his institution to integrate research
and education. Then four junior faculty, currently visiting the
United States from other countries, will offer vignettes on specific
issues in undergraduate education that have arisen in their home
countries. The discussion will be moderated by Deborah Hughes
Hallett, University of Arizona, who will also provide a broad
world perspective on the questions raised. There will be plenty
of time for audience discussion. Panelists are Lotfi Hermi,
University of Arizona; Jia Ling Dai, University of Arizona;
Bin Lu, California State University Sacramento; and Hideo
Nagahashi, Colby College.