When: Thursday, March 18, 2:00 pm EST
Speaker: Dr. Edmonds is a Ross Assistant Professor at the Ohio State University. She is also a UK alumna, receiving her bachelors degrees in Math and English here.
Title: Hidden Figures, Service Learning, and Mathematical Community
Abstract: In this talk, we position service learning as a pedagogical tool that allows for a focus on diversity, inclusion, outreach, and belonging in mathematics. In particular, we highlight the first service-learning course offered by the Department of Mathematics at The Ohio State University, Intersections of Mathematics of Society: Hidden Figures. We will discuss service learning, what it is, what it isn’t, and conclude by workshopping ideas for those interested in incorporating components from our course into their future course design.