Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
are pleased to host a one day workshop "Undergraduate Years and
Beyond," which focuses on use of technology in undergraduate teaching and
careers in Mathematics and Statistics, on Saturday, October 20, 2007. This will
be an event for faculty members and
their undergraduate students with keynote addresses by a power user of
technology in the classroom and by a digital technology expert from
McGraw-Hill. There will be a panel discussion from mathematicians and
statisticians from government, industry and academia.
main goal of this special day is to promote the use of technology in the
classroom to improve student outcomes in general and empower the soon to be
graduate mathematics and statistics majors with the knowledge of the various
careers in Mathematics and Statistics. High caliber talks on technology in
the classroom will benefit both new and veteran users of technology. The
panelists will include scientists who regularly interview candidates for
positions in government, industry and academia. The event will provide an
opportunity for students and their mentors to talk to these experts and get an
up to date view of the job market.
For information, please
contact the conference chair: Dr. Nagaraj Neerchal, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Alison Ahlgren, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jeff Huettman, Director of Digital Products,
Panel on "Careers in
Mathematics and Statistics"
Dr. Anthony Kearsley, Mathematician, National
Institute for Standards and Technology
Prof. Kathleen Hoffman, Mathematics and Statistics,
Dr. Barry Nussbaum, Chief Statistician, Environmental
Dr. Kevin Drummey, Technical Director, Enterprise Operations Research, Modeling and Simulation Group,
National Security Agency
Poster Presentations: A special
feature of this conference will be poster presentations by selected
faculty from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of UMBC on their
current and ongoing research projects. The visiting faculty and students
will have opportunity to talk to the presenters one-on-one and explore
possible connections for undergraduate research opportunities.
Registration: The workshop is
absolutely free of charge for all faculty and students from the area's top
undergraduate institutions. However, it is necessary to register by October 13, 2007 to ensure adequate food and facilities for all
attendees. A limited number of
travel grants to cover the cost of attending the conference are available.
The registration for the workshop is now closed.