|Chartier lectures nationally with distinction
March 01, 2012
Professor Tim Chartier was invited to give a Distinguished Lecture for the MAA (Mathematical Association of America) in February, is the featured Section Lecturer for the Southeastern MAA in March, is giving webinars for ACS (Associated Colleges of the South), and has presented all around the country. You can personally enjoy some of Chartier's interesting and fun ideas in his blog, Math Movement and see a list of his prepared talks. His hot topic right now is mathematical methodsfor filling out NCAA basketball tournament brackets. The Princeton University Press website has links to Chartier's Bracketology 101 Lectures and Inside Science created an interview for television news.
The MAA Distinguished Lecture Series is held at the national headquarters in the Carriage House Conference Center, Washington DC. Once every few months, this series of public lectures features some of the foremost experts within the field of mathematics, known for their ability to make current mathematical ideas accessible to non-specialists. On Feb. 28, 2012, Professor Chartier gave the distinguished lecture entitled "March Mathness" where he discusses mathematical ranking methods that are used by the Bowl Championship Series and can be applied to fill out NCAA basketball tournament brackets. The MAA site has info and media for the lecture.
Professor Chartier is the 2011-21 Section Lecturer, elected by the MAA Southeastern Section (encompassing five southern states). The Section Lecturer is featured in a plenary lecture at the annual Section meeting, receives invitations to speak at colleges and universities, and is an officer of Section. The 2011 meeting is March 9-10 at Clayton State University in Georgia, where Chartier will speak on Bracketology on Friday afternoon.
The Associated Colleges of the South(ACS) awarded Professor Chartier a grant in Blended Learning to offer a series of webinars on "Exploring Applications of Linear Algebra" to students and faculty at institutions belonging to the ACS. Participants from seven colleges, including 18 Davidson students, attended four webinars in spring 2012.
In another online effort, Chartier was asked by www.uDemy.com to be part of the Faculty Project which gathers "the best professors from the world's leading universities" to teach online. He put together 9 lectures on Math is Everywhere: Applications of Finite Math, including special topics from Finite Math taught here at Davidson. Over 3,000 people have subscribed to the course.
Professor Chartier will present this spring at the Gathering for Gardner, an invitation only conference that promote the lucid exposition and discussion of new ideas in recreational mathematics, magic, puzzles, and philosophy, in honor of Martin Gardner. He will share about generalizing the Vanishing Leprechaun and about Chocolate Chip Calculus.
In just one year August 2011 through August 2012, here is a list of other places where Professor Chartier has or will be speaking, often giving up to three different talks or presentations at one location!
- World View conference Global Issues and the 21st Century Classroom, Rutherfordton, NC, Aug. 2011, Modeling Math - from the streets to the globe.
- MathFest MAA conference, Lexington, Kentucky, Aug. 2011, Project NExT course, When Life is Linear: Applications of Linear Algebra, and invited panelist, Effective Group Projects.
- Furman University, Greenville, SC, Sept. 2011, Putting a Spring in Yoda's Step, and Analyzing behavior of networks: Google to the World Series, and Mime-matics.
- Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, Oct. 2011, Putting a Spring in Yoda's Step.
- Brigham Young University, Focus on Math lecture series, Provo, UT, Nov. 2011, A Pretty Mathematical Face.
- University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, Nov. 2011, Sports Ranking -- March Madness to Twitter and A Pretty Mathematical Face.
- North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, Nov. 2011, Putting a Spring in Yoda's Step.
- Math for America NYC, Professional Development and Outreach Group, New York, NY, Dec. 2011, two sessions.
- Community School of Davidson high school, Davidson, NC, Mathematical Art: the art of raytracing.
- North Carolina School of Science and Math, Raleigh, NC.
- Joint Mathematics Meetings, Boston, Jan. 2012, Muggle Magic with Matrix Arithmetic.
- Berry College, Rome, GA, Feb. 2012, Putting a Spring in Yoda's Step. Mercer University, Atlanta, GA, Macon, GA. March 2012, A Pretty Mathematical Face.
- Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA, April 2012, A Pretty Mathematical Face.
- Roanoke College, Roanoke, VA, April 2012, A Pretty Mathematical Face.
- Davidson Day School 2012 commencement address, Davidson, NC, Everything I Needed to Know I learned in Math Class.
- Marshall University, Huntington, WV, June 2012, Thinking Linearly about Google.
- MathFest, MAA Conference, Madison, Wisconsin, Aug. 2012, Invited MAA Undergraduate Student Activity, Entertaining Math: Juggling, Magic and Circus Tricks, and Invited Project NExT course, When Life is Linear: Applications of Linear Algebra.
Mime-matics presentations, Jan - Aug 2012.
- Invited presentation, Family Day at Bridges, Towson, MA. July 2012.
- Invited Performance. Best Illusion of the Year Contest, Naples, FL. May 2012.
- Invited lecture. Roanoke College, Salem, VA. April 2012. Invited lecture. Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA. April 2012.
- Banquet performance as part of Gather 4 Gardner 10. Atlanta, GA, March 2012.
- !AHA! as part of Gather 4 Gardner 10. Atlanta-Fulton Public Library. Atlanta, GA, March 2012.
- March Mathness high and middle school outreach program, Davidson College, NC.
- MOSAIC elementary outreach, Davidson College, NC.
- Invited lecture. Berry College, Rome, GA. February 2012.
- Teaching Contemporary Mathematics national conference, Durham, NC, January 2012.
Wow! Thank you Professor Chartier for sharing your expository skills, enthusiasm, and expertise in mathematics and its applications.
updated Sept. 17, 2012