LSAMP Undergraduate Summer Bridging Conference & Math Institute: Aug. 17-18, 2017 #ThinkBigDiversity @NSF_EHR

The University System of Maryland’s Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program is proud to celebrate SUCCESS 2017, a pipeline professional development program. As part of SUCCESS 2017, the USM LSAMP program is sponsoring two specific events for undergraduate students this summer, and is a partner in a third event that includes graduate students:

Part I: The LSAMP Summer Bridging Conference (Thursday, August 17, 2017)

  • Target audience: New/incoming undergraduate students, transfer students
  • Includes sessions on time management and building success plans.

Part II: The LSAMP Math Institute & Fellowship Workshop (Friday, August 18, 2017)

Part III:  The PROMISE AGEP Summer Success Institute (Saturday, August 19, 2017) – requires separate registration.

  • Target audience: All undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral scholars

This programming is part of the University System of Maryland’s (USM) Pipeline Development Conference: SUCCESS 2017.   All events will be held at The Hotel at Arundel Preserve, Hanover, Maryland. This hotel is conveniently located near BWI airport and the BWI Amtrak Station. The hotel has a free shuttle to and from the airport and train station, which has access to both the Amtrak and the local MARC Commuter Rail.

HIghlights: 

  • The Pact – with Dr. Daniel Jean
  • Time Management for the 4.0 – with Dr. Marquita Qualls
  • Permutations of Proofs, Poetry, and Prose – with Dr. Karen Morgan

 


Click the orange button below to register for Part I (Bridging Conference – Thursday, August 17, 2017), and Part II (Math Institute & Fellowship Workshop – Friday, August 18, 2017).
This program is free of charge, and is sponsored by The National Science Foundation.

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Program Components:

The components and agenda will be updated as speakers and sessions are confirmed. Please stay tuned.


Program At-a-Glance for Thursday, August 17, 2017

Bridging Conference

  • 10:30 AM:  Welcome to USM LSAMP, with Rosemary Parker, Tracy Bell, & Sunji Jangha
  • 10:45 AM: Your STEM Identity, with Dr. Renetta Tull
  • 11:00 AM: The importance of community: You are not alone, with Mitsue Wiggs
  • 11:15 AM: Things that you need to know during your 1st year – with Bruk Berhane and Kevin Calabro, Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland College Park
  • 12:15 PM: USM LSAMP Research Surveys
  • 12:30 PM:  Mentoring Lunch – Keynote: The Pact  with Dr. Daniel Jean
  • 1:30 PM:  Time Management for the 4.0  with Dr. Marquita Qualls
  • 3:00 PM: Financial Literacy Seminar: Understanding your Credit Scores with Kylie Delgado from Guidewell Financial Solutions
  • 4:00 PM: Dinner: Understanding Your STEM Culture. (Life sciences, Eng. & IT, Physics & Math) “Taking the Toxicity Out of Chemistry” – with Dr. Deborah Sauder.  Discussions:  Life Sciences, Eng/IT, Physics/Math
  • 5:00 PM: Small Group Activity – “Success Plans Using Strength-based Approaches: Being receptive to active learning, Communicating with your Faculty, Proactively addressing weaknesses & Report Out: Sharing Success Plans
  • 6:00 PM:  Adjourn

 

Program At-a-Glance for Friday, August 18, 2017

Math Institute & Fellowships Workshop

  • 8:00 AM: Mentoring Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM: Welcome — THINK BIG: The Googolplexian and the World’s Biggest Number  with Dr. Renetta Tull
  • 9:15 AM: Do not fear the Math GRE – Advice from a Psychometrician,  with Dr. Rochelle Michel, Educational Testing Service (ETS)
  • 9:30 AM: When Math Overrules the Medical Doctor’s Predictions – A Story of “Math and Birth” with Dr. Talithia Williams, Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College (via Video)
  • 10:30 AM: Biostatistical methods for wearable and implantable technology (WIT) with Dr. Ciprian M. Crainiceanu, Johns Hopkins University
  • 11:30 AM: Concurrent Sessions – Tips for Math Understanding Breakout Sessions
    • Pre-Calculus: Michael Hunt, UMBC;
    • Calculus I: Tim Pilachowski, UMD;
    • Statistics: Dr. Rochelle Michel, Research Director, Educational Testing Service – Princeton (Home of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), entrance exam for graduate school)
    • Differential Equations: Dr. Rouben Rostamian, Chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, UMBC
  • 11:30 AM: Concurrent Session: The $1,000,000 STEM Seminar: Applying for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Our speakers were winners of the NSF GRFP Fellowship ( as graduate students, and now as educators, they have taken their winning method on the road. They have given workshops at Harvard, MIT, UMBC, Howard, the University of Puerto Rico, and other schools, and have collectively assisted students with earning millions of dollars in fellowship award money. Each NSF GRFP Fellowship is worth more than $100,000. Our speakers have helped to produce several winners. You can be one of them!
    • Dr. Frances Carter-Johnson, Data Scientist, National Science Foundation
    • Dr. Patti Ordóñez, Associate Professor, Computer Science, University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras (also, Researcher at FACEBOOK, and The MIT Center for Brains, Minds, + Machines)
    • Dr. Lola BrownAssistant Dean of Engineering, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, City College of New York (CCNY)
  • 1:00 PM: Mentoring Luncheon Keynote: Dr. Karen Morgan, Assistant Provost (Interim) – New Jersey City University. “Permutations of Proofs, Poetry, and Prose”
  • 2:15 PM: Announcements – NSF Mathematics Institutes: Introduction to the Modern Math Workshop, information from Dr. Ulrica Wilson, ICERM; Opportunity to meet mathematicians: Dr. Erika Camacho and Dr. Stephen Wirkus, on Saturday, August 19.
  • 3:00 PM Adjourn

Detailed Agenda for Thursday

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Bridging Conference

 

  • 10:30 AM:  Welcome to the USM LSAMP 

parker-rosemary-155x233 Rosemary parker1) Rosemary Parker, Co-PI, LSAMP UMCP, Director, Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering.  Rosemary Parker is one of the recipients of the University of Maryland College Park’s 2005 Women of Color Award. The award is presented by the President’s Commission on Women’s Issues to staff or faculty who have made exemplary contributions and a positive impact on minorities in the university community. The Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering is committed to the recruitment, retention, development, and graduation of underrepresented minority pre-college, undergraduate and graduate students in engineering.

Tracy Bell - Crop2) Tracy Bell, Ph.D. Co-PI, LSAMP, UMES, Assistant Professor, Biology, Department of Natural Sciences. Her research interests are directed toward understanding the mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of hypertension with a particular focus on renal vascular resistance and sodium reabsorptive pathways in the renal proximal tubule.

 

 

3) Sunji Jangha, Co-PI, LSAMP, UMBC; Director, Upward Bound Math-Science Center.

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Photo, courtesy of Georgia Tech. On January 14, 2017, UMBC Upward Bound Math/Science Director Sunji Jangha delivered the keynote on “Gradate School Mentoring and Decision-Making” to Georgia Tech’s Focus Program participants.

 

  • 10:45 AM:  Your STEM Identity  – Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull, University System of Maryland (12 Institutions): Special Assistant to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Director of Graduate and Professional Pipeline Development; UMBC: Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives, Professor of the Practice, College of Engineering & IT.  Tull is the 2017 Vice President of Initiatives (Int.) for the Latin and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions (LACCEI), winner of the 2016 ABET Claire L. Felbinger Diversity Award, and 2015 Top 3 Finalist, Global Engineering Deans Council/Airbus Diversity Award (Representing the USA; with finalists from Germany, and the United Arab Emirates). Earlier this year, she spoke at the United Nations on topics concerning diversity in STEM.

 

  • 11:00 AM: The importance of community: You are not alone – Mitsue Wiggs. Mitsue Wiggs is the Assistant Director of the Meyerhoff Scholars Program at UMBC, which is part of UMBC’s LSAMP program. She focuses on Recruitment; Graduate and Professional School Placement; Academic Advising (first and second-year students); Liason to academic departments; LCR, and Admissions; Summer Bridge Coordinator and Retention.

 

  • 11:15 AM: Things that you need to know during your 1st year – Bruk Berhane and Kevin Calabro – University of Maryland College Park. Dr. Berhane is Director of Outreach and Recruitment for the Clark School of Engineering. Kevin Calabro is a Keystone Instructor, a distinguished position at the university.

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  • 12:30 PM: Mentoring Lunch – Keynote: The Pact  with Dr. Daniel Jean

Daniel JeanDr. Daniel Jean, Executive Director of Academic Development and the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program, Montclair State University. Dr. Jean will present “The Pact” which will establish a common goal among students.

Dr. Daniel Jean is the Executive Director of Academic Development and the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program at Montclair State University. Under his leadership, the EOF program recruits and enrolls a highly motivated and ethnically diverse community of scholars. A former EOF student himself, he oversees program curricular and co-curricular experiences that prepare students for productive careers, advanced degrees and a lifetime of learning.
Dr. Daniel Jean is a Newark, New Jersey native who rose from a 1.9 grade point average to earn his doctorate from Seton Hall University. He is an author, consultant, motivational speaker, swagger trainer, playwright, poet, and the founder of (wordstravel.org) an organization that offers empowerment and “edutainment” for groups of all ages.

 

  • 1:30 PM:  Time Management for the 4.0  with Dr. Marquita Qualls

Marquita Qualls 2016Dr. Marquita Qualls, CEO, Entropia, Inc., past president of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE). Dr. Qualls will provide a session on time management.

In the STEM world,  Dr. Qualls is often called “Dr. Q”. She attended graduate school and earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Purdue University, and has been able to use her degree in many areas outside of the lab. Her undergraduate degree is also in Chemistry from Tennessee State University. Throughout her undergraduate years, she actively participated in research projects both at Tennessee State throughout the school year and went to other universities during the summers to conduct research. This gave her a strong foundation for a future career in STEM research.

After earning her Ph.D., she worked at GlaxoSmithKline, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, in Pennsylvania as a research scientist. While there, she had hands-on experience in the laboratory doing research and development on various drug delivery systems.

Today, Dr. Q uses her 20+ years of 20 years of leadership experience in consulting, coaching, and motivating people who want to produce order out of their chaos. Though a scientist by training, she commands a masterful understanding of the interpersonal skills needed to thrive in today’s fast-paced and competitive business environment. Her technical side drives an ability to gather perspectives and analyze feedback, while at the same time connecting with clients and guiding them towards achieving results. This has enabled her to function and make seamless transitions between the scientific and non-technical worlds.

 

  • 3:00 PM: Financial Literacy Seminar: Understanding your Credit Scores with Kylie Delgado from Guidewell Financial Solutions.

 

  • 4:00 PM: Dinner: Understanding Your STEM Culture. (Life sciences, Eng. & IT, Physics & Math)  “Taking the Toxicity Out of Chemistry” – with Dr. Deborah Sauder. Dr. Sauder is Chair & Professor of Chemistry, Department of Natural Sciences, UMES.

– Life Sciences  (Facilitators: Dr. Tracey Bell, Dr. Deborah Sauder)

– Eng/IT  (UMCP LSAMP Director Rosemary Parker, UMCP LSAMP-BD Director – Dr. Stephanie Timmons-Brown, UMCP LSAMP Program Coordinator Michelle Udeli)

– Physics/Math  (UMBC LSAMP Co-PI Sunji Jangha, UMBC LSAMP Coordinator Yarazeth Medina)

 

  • 5:30 PM: Small Group Activity: “Success Plans Using Strength-based Approaches: Being receptive to active learning, Communicating with your Faculty” (Leaders: I. Abreu, M. Wiggs, J. King); Proactively addressing weaknesses & Report Out: Sharing Success Plans

 

  • 6:00 PM: Adjourn

Homework for students staying overnight: Finish time management plans and Success Plans. Submit blog post with success plans. Develop a group USM LSAMP “Success Manifesto.”


Detailed Agenda for Friday

Friday, August 18, 2017

Math Institute & Fellowships Workshop

 

  • 8:00 AM: Mentoring Breakfast

 

  • 9:00 AM: Welcome — THINK BIG: The Googolplexian and the World’s Biggest Number  with Dr. Renetta Tull
Sloan Board Photo_RTullA few years ago, Dr. Renetta Tull was thinking about giving students a chance to “ponder mathematics.” An engineer, who was taught calculus by her father at the kitchen table, she enjoyed calculus and differential equations but felt that there is often little opportunity to enjoy math when one is so busy trying to pass classes. For this brief session, Dr. Tull takes the “Hashtag #ThinkBigDiversity” to a different level: here she will ask a diverse audience to “think big.” 
Dr. Renetta Tull is Co-PI of the University System of Maryland LSAMP. She is Special Assistant to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Director for Graduate and Professional Pipeline Development for University System of Maryland. In her primary position, she is Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives at UMBC. Further, she is Professor of the Practice in the College of Engineering and IT at UMBC. She has had various faculty and project roles at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Quality of Life Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University/University of Pittsburgh. She is a global speaker and has given talks in the US, Italy, India, Australia, Taiwan, and throughout the Americas. She has been recognized by the Global Engineering Deans Council, ABET (the accrediting board for engineering and technology), and serves as a co-leader of women in STEM and diversity initiatives for the Latin and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions.
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(Image courtesy of Numberphile)

 

  • 9:15 AM: “Do not fear the Math GRE – Advice from a Psychometrician”  with Dr. Rochelle Michel, Educational Testing Service (ETS) is sponsoring this session

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Rochelle Michel ETSDr. Rochelle S. Michel is Director of Research within the Academic to Career Research Center at Educational Testing Service (ETS). Prior to rejoining ETS, Dr. Michel was the Research Director at Curriculum Associates, an education publication company, responsible for the management of the company’s national research agenda. Prior to this role, Dr. Michel was a Psychometric Manager at ETS where she coordinated the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) psychometric work. She also held other positions at ETS including working within the Global Education Division serving as the liaison between the Program and Research &Development areas. In addition, she was an Assistant Professor of Research and Evaluation Methodology at Florida International University. She also has extensive teaching experience in Mathematics and Statistics, at the junior high school, high school and college levels. Dr. Michel received her Ph.D. in Psychometrics from Fordham University.

 

  • 9:30 AM: When Math Overrules the Medical Doctor’s Predictions – A Story of “Math and Birth” with Dr. Talithia Williams, Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College (via Video)
talithia-williams 2Dr. Talithia Williams takes sophisticated numerical concepts and makes them understandable and relatable to everyone. As illustrated in her popular TedTalk, “Own Your Body’s Data,” she demystifies the mathematical process in amusing and insightful ways, using statistics as a way of seeing the world in a new light and transforming our future through the bold new possibilities inherent in the STEM fields. As an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, she has made it her life’s work to get people—students, parents, educators and community members—more excited about the possibilities inherent in a STEM education.
In her present capacity as a faculty member, she exemplifies the role of teacher and scholar through outstanding research, with a passion for integrating and motivating the educational process with real world statistical applications. Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Spelman College, Masters’ degrees in both Mathematics from Howard University and Statistics from Rice University, and a Ph.D. in Statistics from Rice University. Her professional experiences include research appointments at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the National Security Agency (NSA), and NASA.
Dr. Williams develops statistical models which emphasize the spatial and temporal structure of data and has partnered with the World Health Organization in developing a cataract model used to predict the cataract surgical rate for countries in Africa. Through her research and work in the community at large, she is helping change the collective mindset regarding STEM in general and math in particular—rebranding the field of mathematics as anything but dry, technical or male-dominated but instead a logical, productive career path that is crucial to the future of the country. She is active in her faith community and serves with her husband as a Christian marriage mentor couple, all while being the mom of three amazing boys.

 

  • 10:30 AM: Biostatistical methods for wearable and implantable technology (WIT) with Dr. Ciprian M. Crainiceanu, Johns Hopkins University

ciprianDr. Ciprian Crainiceanu is a professor of the Department of Biostatics at Johns Hopkins University. His research is centered around Statistical methods for new technologies used in public health and medical studies. His current scientific research interest centers around sleep research (EEG, polysomnograms), wearable computing (accelerometers, heart monitors), and multimodality brain imaging (SPECT, MRI, CT) with applications to Alzheimer, Multiple Sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, and cancer. My statistical expertise centers around inferential methods for ultra high dimensional data, mixed effects modeling, Bayesian inference, and smoothing.

 

  • 11:30 AM: Concurrent Session: The $1,000,000 STEM Seminar: Applying for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
    • Dr. Frances Carter-Johnson. Frances Carter-Johnson is the Data Scientist in the Human Resources Division of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Education and Human Resources Directorate. In this role, she is responsible for assessing outcomes, impacts, and portfolios of broadening participation programs and contributing to the body of knowledge about participation and advancement of groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM. Prior to NSF, Frances served as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellow in the Center for Scientific Review at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Before her federal experience, she applied her evaluation and analytical methods doctoral training to large-scale grant evaluations as a STEM Research Associate with Westat and to university-level educational research as a Postdoctoral Associate in MIT’s Teaching and Learning Laboratory. She received dual bachelors degrees in physics and mechanical engineering from Spelman College and the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her graduate degrees include masters of science degrees in physics and applied physics from Mississippi State University and the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), respectively, as well as a Ph.D. in public policy from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). Dr. Carter-Johnson’s research focuses on investigating socio-cognitive factors as well as programmatic and policy outcomes to increase understanding of and improve efficiency for the myriad of environments and groups that constitute the nation’s technical workforce.
    • Dr. Patti Ordóñez,  Co-PI, IDI-BD2K, Co-Leader, ECEP Puerto Rico Chapter; Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras. Her research uses visualization and data mining to improve medicine in intensive care units. She founded the Symposium of Health Informatics in Latin America and the Caribbean and coordinated the Biomedical Data Science Workshop and the Hacking Health in the Caribbean hackathon. She is interested in developing assistive technologies for programming and is a former NSF Graduate Research Fellow. EXCERPT from Cienciapr.org: From a young age, Patricia knew she would pursue a career that involved mathematics. By the time she finished high school in the state of Maryland, where she grew up with her family originally from Colombia, Patricia had taken Calculus II. Her proficiency in mathematics led her to take a computer science course in high school, where she discovered that she could apply math to program and understand computers. From her exposure to this course, computer science became her interest. However, Patricia chose to major in electrical engineering at Johns Hopkins University because she did not know about a program in computer science at the time of her application.  Her background in mathematics and Spanish opened teaching opportunities. She was a high school teacher for her first two jobs. In both of the schools where she worked, she was hired because of her mathematics, Spanish background, and for being an experienced lacrosse and field hockey player. Full article on Cienciapr.org.
    • Dr. Lola BrownAssistant Dean of Engineering, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, City College of New York (CCNY). She is a scientist, educator, and entrepreneur.  She is an expert in the academic success of math and science students-from kindergarten to Ph.D.- with a specialization in equipping Ph.D. students with the tools to successfully complete their doctoral studies and obtain gainful employment in their area of interest. Dr. Brown is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and the Assistant Dean of Academic Initiatives at The Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York (CCNY). In addition to her leadership role at CCNY, Dr. Brown has found time to reach out to her community and share her passion for science and engineering education. She had an academic enrichment business for middle and high school students specializing in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and was a teacher at the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, Georgia. She has provided research mentorship and training to scores of undergraduate and graduate students throughout her career.

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Patti Frances give Funding Seminar Sept 2015

 

  • 11:30 AM: Concurrent Sessions – Tips for Math Understanding Breakout Sessions

Michael Hunt UMBC cropPre-Calculus: Michael Hunt, UMBC;

Michael Hunt is Interim Assistant Director for the McNair Scholars Program at UMBC. Hunt’s degree is in Applied Mathematics. He has taught Pre-Calculus for a variety of STEM programs and academies.

 

 

 

 

aa Tim headshot PilachowskiCalculus I: Tim Pilachowski, UMD

Tim Pilachowski teaches a number of courses in the Math Department at the University of Maryland College Park. Among them are: Math 013Math 111Math 112Math 113Math 115Math 130Math 131Math 120Math 121 (as of Spring 2017 the former Math 220 became Math 120, and the former Math 221 became Math 121) Math 140Math 141Math 212Math 213Math 214Math 241Stat 100Stat 400Stat 401Stat 430.

 

Rochelle Michel ETSStatistics: Dr. Rochelle Michel, Research Director, Educational Testing Service – Princeton (Home of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), entrance exam for graduate school).

 

 

rostamian-2014Differential Equations: Dr. Rouben Rostamian, Chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, UMBC

These sessions will provide participants with tips that they can use for the upcoming academic year. Each instructor has several years of training in mathematics, with one or more degrees within the discipline. These sessions will be designed to increase levels of comfort with respective topics, reduce “math anxiety,” and reveal the joys of mathematics.

 

  • 1:00 PM: Mentoring Luncheon Keynote: Dr. Karen Morgan, Assistant Provost (Interim) – New Jersey City University. “Permutations of Proofs, Poetry, and Prose”

Karen Morgan

Dr. Karen Morgan is Interim Assistant Provost and Associate Professor of Mathematics at New Jersey City University. As Interim Assistant Provost, Morgan is responsible for facilitating, developing, and maintaining various academic and university initiatives, with an emphasis on student success.  An administrator, mathematician, educator, and poet, Dr. Morgan joined the NJCU faculty in 2005 and teaches both undergraduate and graduate mathematics courses. Her current research interests include the intersection between quantitative literacy and creative literacy, examining affective dimensions of mathematics anxiety through student poetry, the connection between mathematics memories and feelings toward mathematics, and student retention, persistence, and success.

Morgan’s philosophical perspective of teaching centers on one ideological focus—to marry mathematics, psychology, philosophy, sociology, and pedagogy to create alternate means of assessment that are effective and produce measurable learning outcomes. She was awarded the Phi Eta Sigma Outstanding Teacher Award because of her excellence in classroom instruction, her exceptional ability to intellectually stimulate her students, and her genuine concern for the welfare of her students. She was a member of the Steering Committee for the 2012 Infinite Possibilities Conference (IPC)—a national initiative designed to promote, educate, encourage and support minority women who are interested in mathematics and statistics.

Morgan has achieved long-standing recognition locally, regionally, and nationally for innovative pedagogical approaches to teaching, exceptional ability to intellectually stimulate her students, commitment to higher education, research in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and outstanding service to students. Acknowledgements of her contributions are her selection as a 2014 Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Summer Institute on Undergraduate Education Scholar at Harvard University and a 2014-2015 National Academies Education Fellow in the Sciences. Other honors include the 2015 National Society of Leadership and Success Honorary Membership Award, the 2014 Golden Key International Honour Society Honorary Membership Award, 2013 citation as a “leading mathematician and educator” by the Mathematical Association of America, and the 2013 Mathematical Association of American New Jersey Section/Garden State Undergraduate Mathematics Award of Appreciation.

She welcomes the opportunity to engage in student-learning, pedagogical and content issues at all levels through service on the MAA Committee on the Mathematical Education of Teachers (COMET), MAA Committee for the Teaching of Undergraduate Mathematics (CTUM), MAA Committee on Minority Participation in Mathematics (CMPM), and the New Jersey Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (NJAMTE) Executive Board. Morgan is past president-elect of NJAMTE. Dr. Morgan unabashedly demonstrates her passion for mathematics and works to change the narrative about mathematics, oftentimes through poetry.

 

  • 2:15 PM: Announcements – NSF Mathematics Institutes: Introduction to the Modern Math Workshop, information from Dr. Ulrica Wilson, ICERM; Opportunity to meet mathematicians: Dr. Erika Camacho and Dr. Stephen Wirkus, on Saturday, August 19.

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The Modern Math Workshop is intended to encourage undergraduates, graduate students and recent PhDs from underrepresented minority groups to pursue careers in the mathematical sciences and build research and mentoring networks. The Modern Math Workshop is a “pre-conference” part of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native American SACNAS National Conference. Both the Modern Math Workshop and the SACNAS conference take place at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Modern Math Workshop check-in/registration begins at noon on Wednesday, October 18, with the scientific programming beginning at 1:00 pm. The final session, a Q&A with NSF Math Institute representatives, ends at noon on Thursday, October 19.
Note: Participation in the Modern Math Workshop is separate from participation in the LSAMP program. The application deadline is July 31. Travel Scholarships to the workshop in Salt Lake City are through SACNAS, and applications are due by July 14.
(Courtesy, Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics, ICERM)

 

Opportunity to meet mathematicians Dr. Erika Camacho and Dr. Stephen Wirkus, on Saturday, August 19.

  • Dr. Stephen Wirkus, Associate Professor, Mathematics, Arizona State University (West), MIT Visiting Professor at MIT (’13-’14)
  • Dr. Erika Camacho, Associate Professor, Mathematics, Arizona State University (West), MLK Visiting Professor at MIT (’13-’14)
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Dr. Erika Camacho, Arizona State University (ASU-West) math professor and former student of famed East L.A. mathematician Jaime Escalante, and Dr. Stephen Wirkus (author of A Course in Differential Equations with Boundary Value Problems) will be speakers and mentors during the PROMISE AGEP Summer Success Institute (SSI) on Saturday, August 19 at the Hotel at Arundel Preserve, Part III of SUCCESS 2017: The University System of Maryland’s Pipeline Development Conference. Part III is free, and is an extension of the activities for students who attend the LSAMP conference sessions, however, the registration for the SSI is separate. Register here.
Dr. Wirkus and Dr. Camacho love math and will share parts of their story on Saturday. Dr. Camacho can be seen in a 2017 spot for Vme for Generación STEM | Science, Technology, Engineering … – Vme TV.  She discusses being underrepresented and Latina in STEM. She also discusses being colleagues with her husband, Dr. Stephen Wirkus.

 

  • 3:00 PM: Adjourn

Dinner on your own.

 

 


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About LSAMP:
The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program assists universities and colleges in their efforts to significantly increase the numbers of students matriculating into and successfully completing high quality degree programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines in order to diversify the STEM workforce. Particular emphasis is placed on transforming undergraduate STEM education through innovative, evidence-based recruitment and retention strategies, and relevant educational experiences in support of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders.
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