Victor Donnay, Professor of Mathematics at Bryn Mawr College, will talk about the department’s longstanding success in supporting and encouraging women to study mathematics, recently recognized by the American Mathematics Society which awarded Bryn Mawr its 2012 Exemplary Mathematics Department Award. He will also discuss his methods of using sustainability to draw students into mathematics and provide them with hands-on opportunities to see how the math they learn in class can connect to issues they care about in the world. Professor Donnay is known as a fascinating teacher
Professor Donnay will be introduced by Laura Gellert ’93, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at The City College of New York School of Education and former Teacher of Mathematics at The Brearley School.
Victor Donnay is Professor of Mathematics at Bryn Mawr College supported by the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Change Master Fund. He received his Ph.D. from New York University’s Courant Institute with research focusing on chaotic dynamical systems. He has a deep interest in issues of mathematics education and in finding ways to bring the beauty of mathematics to a wider audience. He has been a Primary Investigator on several National Science Foundation funded grants involving K-16 math and science education and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) teacher preparation. These grants have had a common theme developing multi-institutional partnerships.
There is no charge for this event. Friends are welcome, especially those considering an undergraduate career at Bryn Mawr.
WHAT: Celebrate Bryn Mawr’s Math Department – A Talk with Professor Victor Donnay
WHEN: Monday, April 8, 2013, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Program begins promptly!
R.S.V.P.: RSVP to Helen Thurston ’74 at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 4.