The Worcester Polytechnic Institute workshop was held on Monday July 17, 2017 - Thursday July 20, 2017 in Salisbury Labs, 104.
This workshop explored:
- how the mathematics that you teach is used by STEM professionals,
- what are the career paths open to students well-trained in mathematics,
- and how the math that you teach forms the foundation for college success.
The workshop featured:
- Sessions in which experienced professionals discuss how they use high school mathematics in their work.
- Sessions in which recent graduates and students discuss their educational experiences, the nature and development of their young careers, and the role of high school mathematics in their professions.
- Sessions in which college professors discuss how high school mathematics forms the basis for college courses.
- Networking, brainstorming, and problem-solving.
The workshop is free and meals will be provided
Presentations of speakers at this year's workshop:
- Emmanuel Agu, WPI, Dept. of Computer Science, Mathematics in Computer Graphics and Games
- Laura Antul, MITRE, Systems of Systems-Engineering and Mathematics
- Marcel Blais, WPI, Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, Connecting Calculus to Linear Programming. TV Project Solution Spreadsheet,
- Luca Capogna, WPI, Dept. Head Mathematical Sciences, The Goals of MIST
- Lee Duerden, Quinsigamond Community College, Manufacturing Technology,
- John Goulet, WPI, Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, Statistical Quality Control
- Kathleen Haas, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Mathematics and Weather
- Brendan Haam, Mathworks, Motivation and learning Mathematics
- Toni Joy, Class of '19, WPI, Mathematical Sciences, The Mathematics of Cancer
- Darius Kazemi, Feel Train,
- Caitlin Keller, Instructional Design, WPI, Dept. of Academic Technology,
- Kelly McManus, John Hancock Financial Services, The Actuarial Career
- Marifel Ocasio, UMass Memorial Healthcare Population, Mathematics in Health Care Analytics
- Randy Paffenroth, WPI, Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, Mathematics and Data Science
- Ken Stafford, WPI, Robotics Resource Center, Robotics Engineering... and Math
- Suzanne Weekes, WPI, Dept. of Mathematical Sciences,
- Natalie Wellen, Everquote,
- Derek Kane, DEKA Research & Development, Crushing Dreams, Mapping Inequality, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
- Group 1 Stadium Handicap Redesign (pdf slides)
- Group 2 Wheelchair Ramps Evaluation
- Group 3 Comparing Cell Phone Plans (Google docs slides)
- Group 4 Let there be light (and electricity, cable, an internet)! (Google docs slides)
- Group 5 Weather bug: The Storm Will Provide (pdf)
- Group 6 Can you afford to buy your dream car (pdf)
The Department of Mathematical Sciences
For more information, please contact:
Professor Luca Capogna
Professor John Goulet
Professor Stephan Sturm
Professor Suzanne Weekes
Ms. Rhonda Podell