Outreach

Below are a few outreach opportunities I have been involved with.

Professional Development:

I have taken part in a number of workshops related to teaching and my own academic professional development, including:

Workshop for Inclusive Teaching Practices:

In Spring 2019, I co-organized the Workshop for Inclusive Teaching Practices. I am co-organized a second iteration of this workshop with Suzanne Crifo and Katherine Harris for December 5th, 2020.

Math Modelling Contest Preparation:

In Spring 2020, I was the UNC-CH Math Department’s COMAP MCM/ICM advisor. As part of my department’s contest involvement, I am helping to organize and lead a number of programming workshops and paper discussions for undergraduates. More information about our offerings that spring can be found at our SIAM student chapter’s website. I am organizing a second round of workshops for both SIMIODE's SCUDEM and COMAP's MCM/ICM competitions between Fall 2020 and Spring 2021.

In Summer/Fall 2020 I co-organized a series of workshops on math modeling for high school students. Resources from these workshops can be found here.

I served as a judge for SIMIODE's SCUDEM V 2020.

I am a triage judge for SIAM's M3 challenge.

SIAM Education Committee:

I am the student representative on the SIAM Education Committee, from January 1st, 2019 until December 31st, 2021. As part of my role in this committee, I organized the SIAM booth at the USA Science and Engineering festival in Washington D.C., online due to COVID19.

Math Circles:

I have been involved with the Chapel Hill Math Circle for the past 3 years. I have written many of the advanced (high school) worksheets, which can be found on the CHMC website.

In Summer 2020, I worked with the Orlando Math Circle to prepare a week long workshop introducing mathematical modeling to high school students, and led weekly meetings for a few weeks afterwards to prepare students for the COMAP high school math modeling competition.

Learning Communities:

In Spring 2019 I led a learning community on Mathematical Pedagogy. See the LC website for more information.

Girls Talk Math:

Girls Talk Math is a summer program for students of underrepresented genders, in which they discover advanced mathematics, write a blog post about what they learn, and record a podcast about a female mathematician whose work relates to what the group learned about. More information can be found on the Girls Talk Math website.

I co-authored two of the worksheets for Girls Talk Math: one on knots, and one on the classification of compact surfaces.

Math Gems:

In Fall 2016 I started the “Mathematical Gems” seminar series, an opportunity for undergraduates to research, prepare, and present talks on interesting facts, theorems, tidbits, etc. Read more at the seminar website.