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CSU–Pueblo hosts Rocky Mountain Mathematical conference

Release Date: April 03, 2017

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo


Colorado State University – Pueblo hosts Rocky Mountain Mathematical conference

PUEBLO -- Colorado State University-Pueblo will host speakers, student activities, book sales, and more as part of the 100th anniversary meeting of the Rocky Mountain Section of the Mathematics Association of America (MAA), April 21-22.

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Keynote addresses will cover topics such as how math is used to create better and more realistic blockbuster movies like Star Wars, Avatar, and Frozen, and how math aids in facial recognition.

Featured speakers for the meeting will include:

  • Dr. Hortensia Soto-Johnson, professor of mathematics at University of Northern Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Section's 2016 Burton W. Jones Distinguished Teaching Award Recipient, Making & Moving in order to Perceive, Imagine, and Mathematize 
  • MAA Second Vice President Dr. Timothy Chartier, professor of mathematics at Davidson College, Mathematical Celebrity Look-Alikes
  • Brian Hopkins, editor of College Mathematics Journal, professor of mathematics at Saint Peter's University, The Symmetric Group and Fair Division: Does Knowledge Matter? 
  • Michael Dorff, Math in Hollywood Movies, department chair and professor of mathematics, Brigham Young University

The weekend's agenda will include a Friday Pre-Conference Workshop (Active Learning Bootcamp) and a Friday evening banquet at Pueblo Community College. Other happenings include a return of Student Jeopardy, door prizes from generous vendors, a 100th anniversary scavenger hunt, and special networking opportunities.

A complete schedule of events may be found at:

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