# News

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.

Maria Isabel Perez is a first year mathematics education doctoral student in the PRIME program. She is originally from Los Angeles, California and lived in San Francisco for 7 years while working on her undergraduate and master’s degrees at San Francisco State University. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics for Teaching, and a Master’s degree in Mathematics.

We are happy to announce the first talk of the 2019-2020 Co-Integrate speaker series. Dr. Jack Smith and Dr. Shiv Karunakaran will be presenting *When the Game Changes: The Development of Student Agency and Autonomy in Challenging Undergraduate Mathematics *on Monday, October 21, 2019, 12:00-1:00 pm in 115 Erickson Hall.

Jihye Hwang, a mathematics education doctoral student in PRIME, is originally from Seoul, South Korea. She grew up mostly in Seoul, except when she attended high school in Jeonju, South Korea. Other than those 2 cities, Jihye has lived here in East Lansing for the past 3 years, while working on a graduate degree in mathematics.

Meet Sofia Abreu, a first year mathematics education doctoral student. Sofia was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico. She moved to the States when she was 21 years old and has lived here ever since.

You are cordially invited to attend the upcoming Mathematics Education Colloquium, on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 3:00-4:30 pm in 252 Erickson Hall, Michigan State University. **Dr. Elizabeth Mendoza** from the University of California, Irvine, **Mr. Justin TenEyck** from the “I Have A Dream” Foundation of Boulder County, and **Dr. Victoria Hand **from the University of Colorado at Boulder will be presenting *Toward Re-humanizing Mathematics Education: Participatory Approaches to Noticing in Mathematics Classrooms.*

Jane Zimmerman is a first year doctoral student in the PRIME program, but she is not new to MSU. She is a Teaching Specialist for the Mathematics Department here and is currently teaching and coordinating the MTH 103 A/B courses.

Jane Zimmerman, mathematics education doctoral student and MSU math instructor, has teamed up with Teena Gerhardt, associate professor of mathematics at MSU, to develop a new curriculum to help incoming freshmen interested in a STEM career master college algebra.

Olivia Hinterman is an undergraduate student worker with PRIME, helping in the office wherever necessary. She is in her fourth year at Michigan State University, studying social work, and in her second year working in the PRIME office.

Ralph and Teresa Putnam hosted the Mathematics Education faculty and staff, doctoral students, and their families on August 26th for a fall welcome potluck dinner.

The Program in Mathematics Education is delighted to welcome six outstanding doctoral students this fall. **Sofia Abreu, Tim Hansen, Jihye Hwang, Maria “Isabel” Perez, Brady Tyburski,** and **Jane Zimmerman** are beginning their first year in the doctoral program in Mathematics Education.