The Franklin College Department of Mathematics and Computing will welcome a leading mathematical mind to campus this spring for three days of learning and innovation, as well as a public lecture.
T. Christine (Chris) Stevens, Ph.D., is the associate executive director for meetings and professional services for the American Mathematical Society, a national association of professional mathematicians committed to advancing research and scholarship. She is scheduled to visit campus on Monday, April 8 through Wednesday, April 10.
On Tuesday, April 9, Stevens will deliver a public lecture at 7 p.m. in the Branigin Room in the Napolitan Student Center. Her lecture is titled “Mathematical Inequalities, Social Inequities, and STEM Education.” The focus will be on the cost to society from an underrepresentation of women and various minority groups in STEM fields. This event is free and open to the public.
Stevens is the co-founder and former co-director of Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching), a professional development program for those seeking to build a career in higher mathematics education. The scholar received her Ph.D. in mathematics from Harvard University and completed a bachelor of arts, also in mathematics, at Smith College.
As a former AMS/MAA/SIAM Congressional Science Fellow, Stevens has advocated for expanding opportunities to underrepresented groups across the country. Prior to joining the AMS, Stevens taught for 25 years in mathematics and computer science at Saint Louis University. She also served as the associate program director of teacher enhancement for the National Science Foundation for two years.
Stevens’ visit is made possible by the William and Marjorie Blackwell Scholar-in-Residence Program.
For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Communications at (317) 738-8185.
POSTED Mar 11, 2019