2020 College Board of Visitors Lecture, Dr. Dave Kung


2020 College Board of Visitors Lecture
Dr. Dave Kung, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Dave Kung fell in love with both mathematics and music at a very early age. More successful with one than the other, he completed three degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, none in music, before joining the faculty at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. He enjoys playing violin with stu-dents, in the local community orchestra, and with his daugh-ter. He has authored a variety of articles on topics in harmonic analysis and mathematics education, and is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2006 Teaching Award and 2017 Service Award from the MD/VA/DC section of the MAA. His Great Courses lectures, How Music and Mathematics Re-late, have quickly become a top Math & Science seller for the Teaching Company. He serves as director of MAA Project NExT, a professional development program for new faculty in the mathematical sciences.

“Rising to the Challenge of Diversifying STEM Fields”
March 19, 2020, 2pm—3pm, Manchester Hall 020

Women and under-represented minorities are more likely to fall out of the STEM pipeline at every stage from middle school on. Why do we need to address this issue? What can we do in our classrooms, departments, and institutions to en-sure that everyone has an opportunity to succeed? Research suggests that interactive teaching methods, in contrast to pas-sive lectures, might help us successfully address issues of di-versity. Why do they work? What else must we do to make the mathematics world more equitable?

“Promoting Responsible Citizenship in an Age of Alternative Facts”
March 19, 2020, 5:30pm—6:30pm, Pugh Auditorium

Most citizens spend years in our mathematics classes before they ever cast a vote. Are we preparing them to be responsi-ble, informed participants in a thriving democracy? What mathematics is required to understand current events, criti-cally examine issues of social and economic justice, and properly evaluate public policy proposals? What can educa-tors who teach mathematics do to fight back against the rise of alternative facts? We will discuss example problems, stu-dent projects, and pedagogical choices that push us in the direction of a more just world.

Reception immediately following this talk in Reynolda Hall – Green Room
These talks are being sponsored by CBoV and CAT

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