Applied Math Seminars (Thursdays 3:10-4:00pm, Wilson Hall 1-144):

January 17

Dr. Diane Debinski (Ecology Department, MSU): Title of Talk is "Chasing Down Biodiversity Patterns and Processes"

January 24

Dr. Jack Dockery (Mathematical Sciences, MSU):  Title of Talk is "Signaling and Traveling Waves in Biofilms"

January 31

Dr. Maryam Bahramipanah (Electrical & Computer Engineering, MSU):  Title of Talk is "Decentralized Adaptive Model-Based Real-Time Control of Active Distribution Networks Using Energy Storage Systems" 

February 7

Dr. David Millman (Computer Science, MSU):  

February 14

Dr. Bradley Whitaker (Electrical & Computer Engineering, MSU):  

February 21

Dr. Eric Sproles (Earth Sciences, MSU): 

February 28

Dr. Nicholas Borys (Physics, MSU): 

March 7

Dr. Yuriko Yano (Ecology, MSU): 

March 14

Dr. Catherine Haase (Ecology, MSU): 

March 28

Dr. Anne Lohfink (Physics, MSU): 

April 4

Nellie Ciesielski (PhD Student, Mathematical Sciences, MSU): 

April 11

Anthony Gaussoin (PhD Student, Mathematical Sciences, MSU): 

April 18

Dr. Chelsea Heveran (Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, MSU): 

April 25

Dr. Puck Rombach (Mathematics, University of Vermont):

 

Geometry and Topology Seminars (Fridays 2:00-3:00pm, Wilson Hall 1-144):

January 25

Anna Schenfisch (Mathematical Sciences, MSU):  "An Introduction to Elliptic Curves"

 

 

Dept. Seminar on Teaching and Faculty Development (Wednesdays 4:10-5:00pm, Wilson Hall 1-134):

January 23

Dr. Elizabeth Burroughs (Dept. Head of Mathematical Sciences, MSU):  "Focus on Student Learning"

  • This workshop is intended for all instructors in the department. Examine how to provide instruction in the mathematical sciences where student ideas drive the flow of the lesson.

January 30 - Graduate Program Committee

Drs. Lisa Davis and John Borkowski (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU):  "Constructing CVs/Resumes - Part 1"

  • This is the first of a 2-part workshop for graduate students interested in writing/improving their CV or resume.  This session will cover the structure and contents of those important materials – both the academic as well as the industrial variety.  Homework will be to construct/update the current version of your own.  Lead by Dr. Lisa Davis and Dr. John Borkowski

February 6 - Graduate Program Committee

Drs. Lisa Davis and John Borkowski (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU):  "Constructing CVs/Resumes - Part 2"

  • Graduate students will bring their current CVs and resumes to this 1-hour workshop.  Faculty and other guests from both industry and government lab settings will review them and give feedback.  

February 13 - Excellence in Teaching Symposium

Professors Corinne Casolara and Casey Clark (Dept of Mathematical Sciences, MSU):  "'Is This Helpful?'  Sparking Student Intuition"

  • Imagine that the pilot light to a furnace is extinguished. No matter how much gas is released into the system, the furnace cannot generate heat without that pilot light. As educators, we face a similar situation each day in the classroom. We flood our students with information (formulas, theorems, example problems, etc.), but if students are not ready to receive this information, they are less likely to understand and retain it in the future. In this 50-minute workshop, we will challenge the perception of an instructor's role throughout a student's learning experience and discuss the importance of "sparking" student intuition, which can result in lectures that are engaging and effective.

February 20 - Excellence in Teaching Symposium

Drs. Jenny Green and Megan Wickstrom (Dept of Mathematical Sciences, MSU):  "Teaching Inclusively"

  • This workshop is intended for all instructors in the department who want to learn about and reflect on teaching inclusively. What sort of strategies can we use to help our students (perhaps even ourselves!) feel like valued, contributing members of our classroom communities?

February 27 

Professor Sabrina Stites (Dept of Mathematical Sciences, MSU):  "Tutoring as Part of Your Teaching"

  • This workshop is intended for all instructors in the department and will address the interaction between teaching and tutoring in the department. How can you use the MLC as a resource to support your classroom instruction? How should you view your role as an MLC tutor?

March 6 - Graduate Program Committee

"Presenting Scholarly Work - Talks"

  • This 1-hour workshop is intended for all graduate students in the department who want to learn about or improve their skills surrounding oral presentations of their research.

March 13 - Graduate Program Committee

"Presenting Scholarly Work - Posters"

  • This 1-hour workshop is intended for all graduate students in the department who want to learn about or improve their skills surrounding poster presentations of their research.

April 3 - Excellence in Teaching Symposium

Graduate Students Allison Theobold and Adewale Adeolu (Dept of Mathematical Sciences, MSU):  "Equitable Assessment"

  • This workshop is intended for all instructors in the department. We will discuss effective and equitable uses of student assessment in the classroom.

April 10

Professor Veronica Baker (Dept of Mathematical Sciences, MSU):  "If You Ask a Question and No One Answers"

  • This workshop is intended for all instructors in the department. Explore how to set up classroom expectations and ask meaningful questions.

April 17

Dr. Jenny Green (Dept of Mathematical Sciences, MSU):  "Mathematical and Statistical Knowledge for Teaching"

  • This workshop is intended for all instructors in the department. We will explore the different types of knowledge we use as teachers of mathematics and statistics, and how these compare to the knowledge we use as mathematicians and statisticians. We will also reflect on how to continue developing these types of knowledge.

 

 

Pure Math Seminars (Wilson Hall 1-144):

January 10 (Thursday 4:10-5:00pm)

Dr. Nathan Geer (Dept of Mathematics & Statistics, Utah State Univ.):  Title of Talk is "Re-normalized Link Invariants"

Statistics Seminars (Wilson Hall 1-134):

January 29 (Tuesday 3:10-4:00pm)

Librarians, Star Bradley and Mary Anne Hansen, share the wide spectrum of resources and services that the MSU Library has to offer.  The main focus will be on research in statistics but the resources discussed are of interest for other areas in mathematical sciences.