# News

Samuel "Luke" Tunstall will be defending his dissertation, titled *Numeracy Proxies and Practices: Studies in Approximations of the “Real”* on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 2:30 pm in 212 North Kedzie.

Gail Burrill was awarded the 2019 Ross Taylor/Glenn Gilbert National Leadership Award at the final conference luncheon of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA on April 3, 2019.

The Mathematics and Statistics Associations Summit at MSU on Saturday, March 23^{rd} drew over 60 speakers and attendees from around the country to address the opportunities and challenges for the future of mathematics and statistics education.

Members of the MSU Mathematics Education community will be presenting at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting starting Friday, April 5th. This year’s AERA conference will be held April 5^{th} – April 9^{th} in Toronto, Canada at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Several MSU Mathematics Education faculty members will be presenting at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Research Conference and Annual Meeting next week. This year the events will be held in San Diego, bringing together classroom teachers, administrators, mathematics teacher educators, mathematicians, and researchers from around the world.

** Gail Burrill, Elizabeth “Betty” Phillips, Alden “AJ” Edson, and Yvonne Grant** will be presenting their research at the 2019 National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) Annual Conference. This year is the 51st NCSM Annual Conference and it will be taking place April 1-3 at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina.

This Saturday, March 16, the 2019 Michigan Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (MI-AMTE)__ __Conversations Among Colleagues Conference will take place at the Maas Conference Center at Hope College in Holland, Michigan.

You are cordially invited to attend the Co-Integrate Math Seminar Series talk on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. * Monica Karunakaran* will be presenting

*A Strategy for Addressing Elementary Pre–Service Teachers’ Mathematics Anxiety,*from 12:00-1:00 pm in 133F Erickson Hall.

Several mathematics education faculty and doctoral students will be sharing their research with members of the Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (RUME) community on February 28 – March 2, 2019 in Oklahoma City.

In a recent survey of mathematics education programs across the country, more faculty recommended MSU than any other university as the place to get a doctorate in mathematics education. Furthermore, MSU ranked #2 in the number of graduates currently serving as faculty in mathematics education doctoral programs nationwide.

You are cordially invited to attend the upcoming Mathematics Education Colloquium, on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 from 2:00-3:30 pm in 252 Erickson Hall, Michigan State University. Paul Dawkins from Northern Illinois University will be presenting *The use(s) of "is" in Mathematics.*

Several mathematics education faculty and graduate students will be traveling to Orlando, Florida to present at the 23^{rd} Annual Conference of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE).

Several PRIME faculty and doctoral students will be sharing their research with members of the mathematics community at the 2019 Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM), January 16-19, in Baltimore.

Ralph Putnam, mathematics education faculty member from the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education, has been named Director of the Program in Mathematics Education (PRIME), effective January 1, 2019.

Jon Gregg began pursuing his Ph.D. in Mathematics Education at Michigan State University in the fall of 2018. As far as traveling goes, Jon says that parenthood is enough of an adventure for him.

Meet Bob Elmore, a mathematics education doctoral student who is beginning his first year as a full-time student in PRIME.

Oyemolade “Molade” Osibodu, PRIME mathematics education doctoral student, is featured in the 2018 edition (Volume 13) of *The Engaged Scholar Magazine*, an annual publication by University Outreach and Engagement at MSU.

Sunyoung Park is originally from South Korea. Starting the mathematics education doctoral program in PRIME this year is her first time living abroad.

Several mathematics education faculty and doctoral students will be presenting at the 2018 Meeting of the National Numeracy Network (NNN) later this week.

Meet Sarah Gady, first year mathematics education doctoral student in PRIME. Sarah was born and raised in Spokane, Washington.