Project NExT Wisconsin

 

 


 

 

 


Project NExT-WI is the Wisconsin section of the national New Experiences in Teaching program sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America and funded by the ExxonMobil Education Program.

The mission of the project is to support new and recent Ph.D.s in their roles as mathematics faculty members. In particular, the project fosters and enhances high-quality teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics.

The Wisconsin section of Project NExT is open to all full-time faculty members in mathematics departments in the Wisconsin Section who have an earned doctorate and are within their first four years of undergraduate teaching (after the doctorate)

 

 

Fall Workshops

 

 

Spring Panel Discussions

Speaker Series
(
Project NExT Fellows available
to give mathematical talks)


**Spring 06 Panel**

Teaching with online tools:
Still trying to find an answer? 


Attend the 2010
Fall Workshop!

Oct 2 - Oct 3
" Teaching Introductory Statistics with Data, Activities, and Technology "
Beth Chance
Allan Rossman
(Cal Poly- San Luis Obispo)




 

Director
kirthi Premadasa
E-mail me

 

 

 

 

 

 

page maintained by Irfan Ul-Haq

 

 

 

 

 

 


Each Fall, Project NExT-WI holds a workshop at which invited guests speak on a subject of interest to the group.
Here are the recent speakers and their topics.


 

 

Fall Workshops

 

2008
(Oct 3 - Oct 5)

NExT Fellows

" Strengthening the Ties: Project NExT-Wisconsin Reunion "
 

 

 

2007
(Sep 28 - Sep 30)

APARNA HIGGINS
University of Dayton, OH
" Undergraduate Research: An Introduction to our Profession "
 

 

 

2006
(Oct 5 - Oct 7)

David M. Bressoud
Macalester College
"Engaging Mathematics, for our students and for us "
 

 

 

2005
(Sept 29-Oct 1)

Arthur T. Benjamin
Harvey Mudd College
"Magical Moments in Teaching and Undergraduate Research"
 

 

 

2004

Sr. Barbara Reynolds
Cardinal Stritch University

 

 

2003
(11-13 September)

Beth Chance and Allan Rossman
Cal Poly State University-San Luis Obispo
"Teaching Elementary Statistics"

 

 

2002
(26–28 September)

Michael Starbird
University of Texas-Austin
"Abandoning Dead Ends: 
Presenting the Heart of Mathematics
to All Students"

 

 

2001
(27-29 September)

Joe Gallian
University of Minnesota-Duluth
"Building and Maintaining
a Research Program
for Yourselves and Your Undergraduates"

 

 

 

Fred Rickey
USMA
"History of Mathematics"

 

 

 

Ed Dubinski
Kent State (then Georgia State University)
"Research on Undergraduate
Mathematics Education"

 


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Each Spring at the MAA section meeting, Project NExT-WI holds a panel discussion on a subject of interest to the group.
Here are the topics and panelists from recent years..


 

 

Spring Panel Discussion

 

 

Spring 2006
(16 April)

"Teaching with online tools:
Still trying to find an answer?"

 

 

 

Spring 2005
(16 April)

"Professional Development,
Promotion, and Tenure"

 

 

Spring 2004
(17 April)
 


"The Past, Present, and Future of the MAA"
Carl Cowen (Purdue)
Frederic Tufte (UW-Platteville)
Jon Kane (UW-Whitewater)
 

 

 

Spring 2003
(26 April)
 


"Grading without Tears: Assessment Strategies that Work"
Charlotte Chell (Carthage College)
Marc Goulet (UW-Eau Claire)
Heather Hulett (UW-La Crosse)
 

 

 

Spring 2002
(26 April)


"Professional Development, Promotion and Tenure"
Diane Benjamin (Edgewood College---then UW-Platteville)
Jennifer Szydlik (UW-Oshkosh)
Linda Thompson (Carroll College)
Thomas Wineinger (UW-Eau Claire)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Contact any Project NExT Fellow below to arrange for a lecture at your department colloquium, seminar, or Math Club.
Funds are available to assist with expenses.



 

Speaker Series

NAME / E-MAIL

TITLE

TOPIC

INTENDED AUDIENCE

SPECIAL NEEDS / REQUESTS

Beam, John

beam@uwosh.edu

What are the odds? Various Interpretations of Probability

Probability

General

 

Becker, Joy

BeckerJoy@uwstout.edu

Factoring Graphs and Digraphs

Graph Theory

General

 

Bennie, Barbara

bennie.barb@uwlax.edu

How to Bid for Pizza

Game Theory

General

Herman, Edwin (Jed)

eherman@uwsp.edu

p-adic numbers

 

Analysis/Algebra

 

Calculus and up.

 

 

Who really uses Calculus?

General

General.

 

What is an Actuary?

General

General.

 

Nelson, Patricia

nelson.patr@uwlax.edu

A Brief Introduction to Public Key Encryption

 

 

 

Petre, Ghenciu

ghenciup@uwstout.edu

The Moore Method    (Discovery Method)

Analysis/Linear Algebra

General

Pierce, James

peirce.jame@uwlax.edu

Parabola or Catenary?

Calculus and a little differential equations.

Calculus and up.

 

Presler, Kris

preslekk@uwec.edu

Careers in Actuarial Science

 

General.

 

Schmidt, Laura

schmidtlaur@uwstout.edu

Polytopes and Polyhedra

Geometry

Can be adapted to any level

 

Swenson, James

swensonj@uwplatt.edu

Power Ranking in Athletics

Linear Algebra

General

Tamulis, Andrius

atamulis@stritch.edu

Knot Theory

 

Math majors and other interested students.

 

Tian, Haiyan

tianh@uwstout.edu

Art Forgery and Drug Therapy

 

General; of interest to both majors and non-majors.

 

Vano, John

jvano@math.wisc.edu

Slinkies, SlideGuitars, and Stability of the Solar System

Dynamical Systems, Perturbation Theory, Modeling

General; appropriate for non-math/science majors.

Screen for Projection

Iteration: That Was Fun, Let’s Do it Again, and Again, and Again, and Again…

Dynamical Systems, Fractals, Chaos

General; of interest to both majors and non-majors.

Screen for Projection

Game On!

Game Theory/Combinatorial Game Theory

General.

Screen for Projection

Whitledge, Vicki

whitlevm@uwec.edu

Variational principles and the Rayleigh-Ritz Method

Numerical Analysis

Upper level undergraduates.

 

Biology and Mathematics Collaboration

Interdisciplinary Research

Mathematics Faculty.

Biologists welcome, but please notify.

Wodarz, Nathan

 

Nathan.Wodarz@uwsp.edu

Map Coloring on Surfaces

Graph Theory/ Topology

Can be adopted for audience

 


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