# News

The National Science Foundation has awarded approximately $2 million to the Connected Mathematics Project at Michigan State University.

Lauren Cavner Williams will be defending her dissertation, titled *Tracking and Understanding At-Risk College Students' Self-Efficacy in a Treatment Mathematics Course*, on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 12:00 pm.

Charles “Chuck” Fessler and Valentin Küchle, PRIME mathematics education doctoral students, have been awarded the Dr. Marilyn Zweng Endowed Graduate Student Award in Mathematics Education for 2020.

View the CMP and Concord Consortium Digital Collaboration and Productive Disciplinary Engagement video. Ask questions, comment and vote on your favorite from May 5 to May 12, 2020 at the STEM for All Video Showcase.

Congratulations to our PRIME mathematics education doctoral students graduating in Spring 2020:** ** Christopher Dubbs and Oyemolade Osibodu.

Oyemolade Osibodu will be defending her dissertation, titled EMBODYING UBUNTU, INVOKING SANKOFA, & DISRUPTING WITH FELA: A CO-EXPLORATION OF SOCIAL ISSUES AND CRITICAL MATHEMATICS EDUCATION WITH AFRICAN YOUTH, on Monday, April 27, 2020 at 1:00 pm.

Christopher Dubbs will be defending his dissertation, titled *Perturbations of the Sensible: An Aesthetic Atlas of Mathematics* *Education Research,* on Friday, April 10, 2020 at 2:00 pm.

The annual MI-AMTE 2020 Conversations Among Colleagues conference will be held virtually on Saturday, March 21st.

This event will be rescheduled for Fall 2020, due to the recent travel restrictions.

Members of the MSU Mathematics Education community will be presenting at the annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (RUME) in Boston, Massachusetts this week.

The 2020 Connected Mathematics Project (CMP) Users’ Conference will be held on February 21 – 22, 2020 on the campus of Michigan State University. The theme is *Preparing Critical Thinkers for a STEM World*.

Several members of the MSU Mathematics Education community will be presenting at the 24^{th} Annual Conference of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) in Phoenix, Arizona starting Thursday, February 6^{th}.

You are cordially invited to attend the Co-Integrate Math Seminar Series talk on Thursday, January 30, 2020. * Willie Wong (Mathematics) and Andrew Krause (PRIME)* will be presenting

*Deploying Computer-Based Lab Activities in Mainstream Calculus II,*from 12:00-1:00 pm in 133F Erickson Hall.

Several PRIME faculty will be sharing their research with members of the mathematics community at the 2020 Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM), January 15-18, in Denver.

Congratulations to Kate Appenzeller Knowles, PRIME mathematics education doctoral student, who graduated with her PhD in Fall Semester 2019.

Please join us at the upcoming Mathematics Education Colloquium, on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 3:30-5:00 pm in 252 Erickson Hall, Michigan State University. **Dr. Michelle Cirillo** from the University of Delaware, and **Ms. Jennifer Reed** a mathematics teacher from Odyssey Charter Middle School in Delaware, will be presenting* Learning Together Through Collaborative Research: The Case of Proof in Secondary Mathematics.*

Several PRIME doctoral students and faculty members will be presenting at the 41st Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA) in St. Louis, Missouri on November 14-17, 2019.

You are cordially invited to attend the Co-Integrate Math Seminar Series talk on Monday, November 11, 2019. * Betty Phillips and AJ Edson* will be presenting

*Embedding the CMP Curriculum into a Digital Collaborative Platform,*from 12:00-1:00 pm in 115 Erickson Hall.

Brady Tyburski is a first-year mathematics education doctoral student in PRIME who grew up in Northville, Michigan. In addition to living in Northville, Brady has also lived in Mount Pleasant, Michigan while attending Central Michigan University and Fort Collins, Colorado while at Colorado State University.

Kate Appenzeller-Knowles will be defending her dissertation, titled *Teachers' Use of Scaffolding During Cognitively Demanding Tasks* on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 10:00 am in 212 North Kedzie.