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October 18, 2019 Graduate Student Post: Isabel Perez Graduate Student Post: Isabel Perez

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.

October 10, 2019 Co-Integrate Mathematics Seminar, October 21st Co-Integrate Mathematics Seminar, October 21st

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.

October 11, 2019 Graduate Student Post: Jihye Hwang Graduate Student Post: Jihye Hwang

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.

October 4, 2019 Graduate Student Post: Sofia Abreu Graduate Student Post: Sofia Abreu

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.

September 19, 2019 Mathematics Education Colloquium, October 2nd Mathematics Education Colloquium, October 2nd

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.

September 27, 2019 Graduate Student Post: Jane Zimmerman Graduate Student Post: Jane Zimmerman

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.

September 24, 2019 Zimmerman Implementing Innovative Curriculum in College Algebra Zimmerman Implementing Innovative Curriculum in College Algebra

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.

September 12, 2019 Staff Post: Olivia Hinterman Staff Post: Olivia Hinterman

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.

September 4, 2019 Fall Welcome Dinner Fall Welcome Dinner

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.

August 27, 2019 PRIME Welcomes New Doctoral Students PRIME Welcomes New Doctoral Students

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.

August 2, 2019 2019 Zweng Awards 2019 Zweng Awards

Christopher “Chris” Dubbs and Sunghwan Byun, PRIME mathematics education doctoral students, have been awarded the Dr. Marilyn Zweng Endowed Graduate Student Award in Mathematics Education for 2019.

July 10, 2019 Bae Dissertation Defense, August 5th Bae Dissertation Defense, August 5th

Younggon Bae will be defending his dissertation, titled Dynamic Geometry Task Design for Axiomatic Geometry: Student Engagement with Axiomatic Reasoning, on Monday, August 5, 2019 at 3:30 pm in 212 North Kedzie.

June 20, 2019 Lawrence Dissertation Defense, June 27th Lawrence Dissertation Defense, June 27th

Kevin Lawrence will be defending his dissertation, titled Unpacking Teachers' Reflections on Digital Technology Decisions and Use in an Inquiry-Based, Problem-Centered Middle School Mathematics Curriculum, on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm in 212 North Kedzie.

May 24, 2019 Morissette Dissertation Defense, June 13th Morissette Dissertation Defense, June 13th

Michael Morissette will be defending his dissertation, titled Mathematics Teachers' and Principals' Responses to the Use of Student Growth Data on Teacher Evaluation Instruments in the State of Michigan on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 1:00 pm in 212 North Kedzie.

May 30, 2019 Bowers Reflects on Global Understanding Trip to France Bowers Reflects on Global Understanding Trip to France

David Bowers, mathematics education doctoral student in PRIME, was awarded a Fellowship to Enhance Global Understanding (FEGU) through the College of Education. The travelers just returned from France, the country selected for this year's trip. David describes his experiences below.

May 15, 2019 PRIME Receives Graduate School Outstanding Graduate Program Community Award PRIME Receives Graduate School Outstanding Graduate Program Community Award

The PRIME doctoral program has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Graduate School Outstanding Graduate Program Community Award. The award recognizes a graduate program for exemplifying mentoring best practices—a tribute to the efforts of the PRIME faculty, students, and staff to build a nurturing and supportive scholarly community.  

May 22, 2019 Bowers Receives 2019 Tracy A. Hammer Graduate Student Award Bowers Receives 2019 Tracy A. Hammer Graduate Student Award

‚ÄčDavid Bowers, mathematics education doctoral student, received the Tracy A. Hammer Graduate Student Award for Professional Development. The award is presented annually to an outstanding MSU graduate student, or two, in support of their professional development.

May 16, 2019 STEM for All Video Showcase: A sneak peek at CMP and Concord Consortium's digital curriculum platform STEM for All Video Showcase: A sneak peek at CMP and Concord Consortium's digital curriculum platform

View the CMP and Concord Consortium Digital Inscriptions Project video. It will be available during the NSF STEM for All Video Showcase from May 13-20. The video shows teachers and students interacting with the CMP collaborative digital platform.

May 8, 2019 PRIME Graduates Celebrated PRIME Graduates Celebrated

Congratulations to our PRIME mathematics education doctoral students who are defending their dissertation this spring or early summer and will be graduating in Summer 2019: Younggon Bae, Kevin Lawrence, Michael Morissette and Samuel “Luke” Tunstall.