This summer Dr. Joan Lind, assistant professor of Mathematics, attended a one-day workshop with Project NExT and led a break-out session titled “Continuing a research program in analysis.” This concluded her year as a project NExT fellow. Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) is a professional development program for new or recent Ph.D.s in the mathematical sciences. It addresses all aspects of an academic career: improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, engaging in research and scholarship, and participating in professional activities. It also provides the participants with a network of peers and mentors as they assume these responsibilities.
Dr. Lind also attended a Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM) workshop in Provo, Utah Aug. 10-12. CURM is the first and only center devoted to undergraduate research in mathematics. Approximately 15 mathematics faculty members from across the county were awarded CURM mini-grants to pursue undergraduate research projects during the coming academic year. As one of the recipients of the award, Dr. Lind attended the workshop where they discussed successful approaches to involving undergraduates in math research.