# News

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

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

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.

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.