Professional Enhancement Programs (PEP)

Professional Enhancement Programs (PEP)  are open only to persons who register for the Joint Meetings and pay the Joint Meetings registration fee, in addition to the appropriate PEP fee. Register for a PEP via the JMM Registration Form. The AMS reserves the right to cancel any PEP that is undersubscribed. The cost per PEP is US\$125  Member (AMS, AWM, ASA, MAA, NAM, or SIAM); US\$175 Nonmember. Note that online registration will turn off for the PEPs after 1/7. After that, registration for a PEP can only be done in person at a cashier station, through 1/8. Registration for all PEPs will close after 1/8.

Registration for the JMM is expected to open by the end of August.

Building Conceptual Understanding of Multivariable Calculus using 3D Visualization in CalcPlot3D and 3D-Printed Surfaces, presented by Paul E. Seeburger, Monroe Community College, and Shelby Stanhope, U.S. Air Force Academy; Part A, Wednesday, 1:00–3:00 p.m., and Part B, Thursday, 1:00–3:00 p.m. CalcPlot3D is a free online 3D graphing app designed to enhance the teaching and learning of multivariable calculus. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn the features of CalcPlot3D, how to use it effectively in their teaching, and how to create explorations. They will also experience a series of small group learning activities using 3D-printed surfaces and CalcPlot3D. These activities help students visualize and better understand a variety of three-dimensional calculus concepts.

Leveraging GitHub and AI for Mathematics Research and Teaching, presented by Steven Craig Clontz, University of South Alabama, and Oscar Levin, University of Northern Colorado; Part A, Wednesday, 1:00–3:00 p.m., and Part B, Thursday, 1:00–3:00 p.m. Mathematics projects enabled by the GitHub social coding platform include open-source textbooks, databases of mathematical objects, computational software, libraries of formalized mathematics, and more. Participants in this program will learn how to get started with the GitHub platform and the GitHub Copilot AI pair programmer to create and collaborate on mathematical projects with colleagues and students, requiring only a web browser.

Mentoring for Equity: Accounting for Identity and Culture in Our Most, presented by Abbe Herzig, Bard Prison Initiative, Michael Dorff, Brigham Young University, and Emily Moore, University of Oregon; Part A, Friday, 9:00–11:00 a.m., and Part B, Saturday, 9:00–11:00 a.m. On completing this PEP, participants are expected to gain: -A more inclusive and expansive definition of mentoring that facilitates broadening participation in mathematics. -Increased awareness of the impact of identity and culture on mentoring and methods to use these differences as strengths in the mentoring relationship. -Access to multiple inclusive mentoring practices, ranging from concrete actions for immediate implementation to more impactful changes that will require more work over time.

Formalization in the Lean Theorem Prover,presented by Alex Kontorovich, Rutgers University; Part A, Friday, 1:00–3:00 p.m., and Part B, Saturday, 1:00–3:00 p.m. This Professional Enhancement Program (PEP) will train mathematicians in the use of proof assistants, namely the Lean Interactive Theorem Prover. No prior familiarity with this technology will be assumed.

Quantum-Accelerated Supercomputing for the Mathematics Classroom, presented by Monica VanDieren, NVIDIA; Part A, Wednesday, 9:00–11:00 a.m. and Part B, Thursday, 9:00–11:00 a.m. Quantum computing and artificial intelligence are cutting-edge technologies poised to accelerate high performance supercomputing. Their impact is significantly boosted by capabilities of multi-GPU systems. This interactive tutorial introduces attendees to the fundamentals of quantum computing through a mathematical lens. Attendees will take away materials to integrate quantum-accelerated supercomputing examples into various mathematics courses, including linear algebra and optimization.


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