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Discussion on inquiry-based learning

Tue, 2012-08-21 14:10 -- egaffney

Dr. Shannon Lockard of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science gave a joint presentation with Dr. Jenny Shanahan, director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, on Inquiry-Based Learning entitled "Why Inquiry?" They discussed experiences and thoughts on using IBL in the clasroom. The presentation was sponsored by STREAMS (Student Retention Enhancement Across Mathematics and Science).

Sabbatical spent on elliptic curves

Tue, 2012-08-21 13:59 -- egaffney

Dr. Ward Heilman, professor of mathematics and computer science, spent his sabbatical investigating elliptic curves and how they are used in elliptic curve cryptography (ECC). The study of elliptic curves themselves forms "a fascinating and important branch of mathematics which played a central part in Wile's proof of Fermat's Last Theorem," he said, adding that there is growing evidence that the use of elliptic curves over finite fields provides a faster and more efficient delivery of keys for both public and private key encryption schemes.

Presentation on first-year students

Tue, 2012-08-21 13:50 -- egaffney

Dr. Irina Seceleanu of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, and Dr. Steven Haefner of the Department of Chemistry, delivered a presentation on what first-year students know about mathematics when they enter Bridgewater, what/when/how they are taught, and what they are expected to know. Additionally, Dr. Seceleanu presented "Dichotomous Behavior for the Hypercyclicity of Weighted Shifts" at the Wabash Extramural Modernn Analysis Miniconference at Indiana University.

In celebration of Arizona

Tue, 2012-08-21 13:42 -- egaffney

Professor Philip I. Scalisi of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, and graduate coordinator of mathematics, was invited to participate in the centennial celebration of Arizona's statehood. He organized and presented material pertaining to mineralogy and crystallography - subjects that have played an important role in the history of Arizona. He also gave a presentation on the history of mathematics to students at Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School, and spoke on the non-Western history of mathematics to students and faculty at Bristol Community College.

Teaching 2.0 (Multimedia)

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The university hosted its fifth annual EdTech Day, where more than 160 teachers from the region came together for workshops based on using technology in the classroom, specifically with group projects and collaborative learning.

(See below story for a full video of Dr. Steven Park's keynote address.)

Art for All

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Jay Block has designs on the BSU campus.

The recently hired collections and exhibitions manager is responsible for curating exhibitions at the university's Anderson Gallery and across campus.

Mr. Block is a native of San Bernardino, Cal., who has worked at the Whitney Museum and Neuberger Museum of Art in New York before coming to BSU. He's also worked with private collections, and is himself a painter and printmaker.

Professors publish paper

Thu, 2012-08-16 17:09 -- egaffney

Four professors from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science published the paper, "A Code Snippet Library for CS1," in the journal for the Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education. Co-authors were: Professor Torben Lorenzen, Professor Abdul Sattar, Dr. Lee Mondshein and Dr. Seikyung Jung.

Faculty attend joint math meeting

Thu, 2012-08-16 17:03 -- egaffney

More than 7,000 mathematicians from around the world attended the Joint Meetings held in Boston of The Mathematical Association of America, The American Mathematical Society, and Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Bridgewater State University faculty attending the meetings were Dr. Annela Kelly, who presented "Probability Density Functions from Real-World Applications;" Dr. Laura Gross, "Linear Instability in a Combustion Problem;" Dr. Rebecca Metcalf, "CONNECT Math: A Partnership in Higher Education;" Dr.


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