Public Engagement

Mathematics, by its very nature, is an abstraction. To some, mathematics has been misconceived to be beyond accessibility; for others there are unnecessary circumstantial roadblocks to such accessibility. It is the responsibility of the working mathematician to engage in furthering the public’s understanding and equal accessibility to this beautiful art form.

In the spring of 2020, I was selected to receive an Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis Elite 50 award. This award goes to 50 out of over 8,100 graduate and professional students who demonstrate excellence beyond the classroom, including areas such as campus leadership, scholarly work, and community engagement.

Below you will find a few links to some miscellaneous things I’ve done.

  • Last spring I was invited to participate in a panel on inclusive teaching in mathematics and informatics through the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning. In particular, I found the article Mathematics for Human Flourishing by Francis Su to be quite inspirational and referenced it during the event.