Summer Math Institute Workshop

Overview

High School Teachers' Workshop

Dates: June 27-28 and July 1-2, 2019 

This program runs presentations for high school mathematics teachers interested in how high school mathematics is applied in university-level math and industrial professions. The RIT School of Mathematical Sciences is pleased to invite high school math teachers to join industry and university professionals for four days of presentations and networking.

 In addition, the “Alliance of Mathematical Educators at RIT”, holds multiple events year-round, dedicated to mathematical and industrial seminars that can be connected and applied to mathematics education.

Complete the online application today. Registration fee is $25.

Goals

The SMI presentations provide high school mathematics teachers with answers and insight into the following questions:

  • What math should high school graduates know to succeed in college?

Members of the RIT community and other universities can provide the teachers with a set of prerequisite skills they deem most significant in the success of students in the courses they teach. These interactions can also shed light on where students are currently struggling as well as interesting ways in which their high school mathematical skills are used in the sciences, engineering and other fields of study. 

  • What math should college graduates know to succeed professionally?

Industrial leaders, researchers, co-op students, REU students and government agents will be instrumental in articulating their needs when hiring new employees. These individuals will bring examples of how high school mathematics has been/can be used in their field and what their prospective employees need to know to be successful. 

  • How can high school teachers help their students better learn this math?

Through communications from experienced teachers and leaders in education research and practice, the teachers can explore and share their methods and techniques that encourage student centered learning, engagement and success. The teachers will be provided with and develop many sample activities that can be used in their classrooms that emphasize the applications of the  subject matter. 

Types of Sessions
  • Industrial leaders speak about high school mathematics in their fields
  • University faculty lead workshops and presentations on high school mathematics in their curriculum
  • Undergraduate and Graduate students offer their experiences with high school mathematics in research, course-work and co-ops
  • Panel discussions incorporating the need for high school math in universities and industries
  • Round table discussions offering collaboration among the participants
  • Tours of various labs and centers across campus
  • Workshops focused on curriculum development in mathematics applications

Workshop Agenda

Workshop Agenda: PDF Download

Time

Description

Location

7:30 - 8:00 am

Registration & Breakfast

Gosnell-Atrium

8:00 - 8:30 am

Opening Address

Ellen Granberg, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost RIT

Gosnell-A300

8:30 - 9:30 am

Calculus and Contact Lenses

Kara Maki, Ph.D. RIT

Gosnell-A300

9:30 - 10:30 am

Gerrymandered Math Bernard Brooks, Ph.D. RIT

Gosnell-A300

10:30 - 10:45 am

Break

Gosnell-Atrium

10:45 - 11:45 am

Flipped Learning Joseph A. Petrillo, Ph.D. Alfred University

Gosnell-A300

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Gosnell-A300

12:15 - 1:15 pm

Lunch

Gosnell-Atrium

1:15 - 2:15 pm

Panel - Learning Assistants (LAs) & TAs

Gosnell-A300

2:15 - 3:15 pm

State Estimation for Cardiac Action Potential Dynamics: A Comparison of Linear and Nonlinear Kalman Filters

Christopher Beam

Mathematical Modeling Ph.D. Student RIT

Gosnell-A300

3:15 - 4:15 pm

Tour

MAGIC Center

Workshop Agenda: PDF Download

Time

Description

Location

7:30 - 8:30 am

Breakfast

Gosnell-Atrium

8:30 - 9:30 am

The Practical Side of Logarithms

Carl V. Lutzer, Ph.D. RIT

Gosnell-A300

9:30 - 10:30 am

Bringing Math to Life Using 3D Prints

Nathaniel Barlow, Ph.D. RIT

Gosnell-A300

10:30 - 10:45 am

Break

Gosnell-Atrium

10:45 - 11:45 am

Plastics in the Great Lakes Matthew J. Hoffman, Ph.D. RIT

Gosnell-A300

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Roundtable Ideas

Gosnell-A300

12:15 - 1:15 pm

Lunch

Gosnell-Atrium

1:15 - 2:15 pm

Panel - Calculus

Gosnell-A300

2:15 - 3:15 pm

Using Board Games and Active Learning to Teach Graph Theory (or other topics)

Likin C. Simon Romero, Ph.D. Alfred University

Gosnell-A300

3:15 - 4:15 pm

Tour

AMPrint Center

Workshop Agenda: PDF Download

Time

Description

Location

7:30 - 8:30 am

Breakfast

Gosnell-Atrium

8:30 - 9:30 am

RIT Math Placement Exam Corinne Teravainen & Deana Olles RIT

Gosnell-1335, Gosnell-1365 (Computer lab)

9:30 - 10:30 am

RIT K-12 Programs

Donna Burnette

Director, RIT K-12 University Center

Gosnell-A300

10:30 - 10:45 am

Break

Gosnell-Atrium

10:45 - 11:45 am

Academic Support Center (ASC) Math Assessment Overview

Justyna Oldziej

Assistant Director, Academic Support Center RIT

Gosnell-A300

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Gosnell-A300

12:15 - 1:15 pm

Lunch

Gosnell-Atrium

1:15 - 2:15 pm

Panel - First Year Students

Gosnell-A300

2:15 - 3:15 pm

Applied Mathematics in Color Science

Mark Fairchild, Ph.D.

Head, Integrated Sciences Academy RIT

Gosnell-A300

3:15 - 4:15 pm

Tour

Munsell Color Science Lab

Workshop Agenda: PDF Download

Time

Description

Location

7:30 - 8:30 am

Breakfast

Gosnell-Atrium

8:30 - 9:30 am

Workshop - Calculus A, B Pilot Course Structure

Deana Olles & Olga Tsukernik RIT

Gosnell-1174

9:30 - 10:30 am

Immunomethylomics as a Tool for Understanding Cancer Risk and Prognosis: A Biostatistician’s Perspective

Devin Koestler, Ph.D.

The University of Kansas Cancer Center

Gosnell-A300

10:30 - 10:45 am

Break

Gosnell-Atrium

10:45 - 11:45 am

Particle Swarm Optimization Ahmad Almomani, Ph.D. SUNY Geneseo

Gosnell-A300

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Gosnell-A300

12:15 - 1:15 pm

Tour

Robotics Center