# News

David Bowers and Sunghwan Byun, mathematics education doctoral students, have been selected as Graduate School Writing Fellows for the 2020-21 academic year.

PRIME is happy to welcome first-year doctoral student Katie Westby into the program.

We are delighted to introduce you to Alicia Matthews-Johnson, a first year doctoral student in the PRIME program.

MSU Professor Joseph Krajcik has received a 2020 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education for his global impact on science teaching.

Meet Eli Claffey, first year mathematics education doctoral student.

Meet Dr. Richard "Abe" Edwards, mathematics education faculty member in Lyman Briggs College at MSU.

The spotlight is on Mike Quail, a first year doctoral student in the Program in Mathematics Education.

PRIME is pleased to welcome Dr. Jennifer Green to the Mathematics Education community at MSU.

PRIME is delighted to welcome four new outstanding mathematics education doctoral students this fall: **Elias “Eli” Claffey, Alicia Matthews-Johnson, Michael Quail, **and **Kathryn “Katie” Westby**.

Reflections on teaching, learning and technology during the COVID crisis, and hopes for the future.

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.