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Sonia Kovalevsky Day Schedule 2018


Schedule of Events
8:30-9:00         Registration (with juice, coffee, and pastries), Hibbard Hall 100

9:00-9:05         Open Introduction and Welcome, Hibbard Hall 100

Dr. Dandrielle Lewis, Associate Professor of Mathematics, UWEC

9:05-9:10         Early Registration Incentives and Learning Resources, Hibbard Hall 100

Drs. Dandrielle Lewis and Carolyn Otto, Associate Professors of Mathematics, UWEC

9:10-10:15       T-shirt Design, Hibbard Hall 100


 10:20-10:40     Break with refreshments, Hibbard Hall Rooms 304 and 306

 "Math and Quilts Showcase", by Dr. Simei Tong, Professor of Mathematics, UWEC
Hibbard Hall 315

 10:45-11:45     Concurrent Workshops

 Parallel Student Workshops:

  • High School Workshop - Emily Gullerud
  • Middle School Workshop
  • Finding Math in Music - Claire Arneson

For Teachers:

  • BreakoutBox, Hibbard Hall 318 - Dr. Chris Hlas, Professor of Mathematics, UWEC

11:50-12:00    Group Photograph, Centennial Hall

12:00               Lunch, Hibbard Hall 100

12:25-1:15      Keynote Address, Hibbard Hall 100

Dr. Evelyn Lamb, Freelance Math and Science Writer, Author of Roots of Unity Blog for Scientific American

Title: "Hearing Math: connections between math and music"

Abstract:Mathematics is one of many ways we can analyze and interpret music. In this talk, we will explore ways in which music makes mathematics audible and explore some fascinating auditory effects with a mathematical explanation.

1:20-2:10        Math Fun

For Students, Math Challenges Competition, Hibbard Hall 100

2:15-2:45        Panel Discussion: "Inspiring Women in STEM"--Hibbard Hall 100

            Moderator: Dr. Carolyn Otto, Associate Professor of Mathematics, UWEC

Panelist: Dr. Syvillia Averett, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, College of Coastal Georgia

Panelist: Miriam Kuzbary, Math Graduate Student at Rice University

Panelist: Dr. Evelyn Lamb, Freelance Math and Science Writer, Author of Roots of Unity Blog for Scientific American

Panelist: Marchonda Sanders, MS, Mathematics Instructor, SUNY Jefferson Community College

Panelist: Carmen Woods, MS, Assistant Principal-High School Rock Island-Milan School District

2:50-3:10 Closing Remarks, Incentives/Learning Resources, Awards/Certificates, Hibbard Hall 100

Drs. Dandrielle Lewis and Carolyn Otto, Volunteers

We would like to give a huge THANK YOU to the Provost’s Office, the College of Arts and Sciences, the UWEC Foundation, UWEC Mathematics Department, ORSP, UWEC Mathematics Department, our Guest Speaker, our Guest Panelists, Volunteers, and Participants.  Without you, this day would not have been a success!

To our participants:  We hope you had a fun time, and we hope that you were able to build a diverse network of contacts and new friends!  Always remember that Math is everywhere, when we least expect it, and Math is exciting!  We wish you the best in all your future endeavors, and we hope you consider STEM as a choice!  See you next year!

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