Joint UMBC Mathematics and Statistics and McGraw-Hill Workshop
Undergraduate Years and Beyond 2007
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
October 20, 2007




The 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.

The 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, nagaraj@math.umbc.edu, 410-455-2412.

  • Keynote Speakers:
    • Alison Ahlgren, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Jeff Huettman, Director of Digital Products, McGraw-Hill
  • Panel on "Careers in Mathematics and Statistics"
    • Dr. Anthony Kearsley, Mathematician, National Institute for Standards and Technology
    • Prof. Kathleen Hoffman, Mathematics and Statistics, UMBC
    • Dr. Barry Nussbaum, Chief Statistician, Environmental Protection Agency
    • 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.  
  • Please register online at http://www.umbc.edu/circ/hosting/UMBCMCGHWorkshop2007. The registration for the workshop is now closed.
  • There will be a registration desk at the conference venue beginning at 10:00 am on Saturday, October 20, 2007.
  • Conference Venue: 7th Floor of AOK Library, UMBC
  • Tentative Program:
    • 10:30am Refreshments and Research posters by faculty
    • 11:30am Improving Student Success with Technology (ALEKS) - Alison Ahlgren, University of Illinois
    • 1:00 pm Luncheon Presentations
      • Technology in the Classroom - Jeff Huettman, McGraw-Hill
      • Mathematics and Statistics Graduate Program
    • 2:30pm Panel discussion on Careers in Mathematics and Statistics
    • 4:00pm Reception
  • Organizing Committee: Dr. Nagaraj Neerchal, UMBC, Deneen Blair, UMBC, Meghan Moreau, McGraw-Hill, Liz Covello, McGraw-Hill. Website support provided by: Prof. Matthias Gobbert.
  • Support for this conference is provided by UMBC and McGraw-Hill
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