MAM 2016

Mathematics Awareness Month
** April 2009 **

Mathematics Awareness Month at
Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
Miami FL

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  • Contact:  Alicia Giovinazzo, <agiovina@mdc.edu>
  • Short Description:  Lecture Series of Mathematics and Its Applications

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Exhibit of Mathematics Around the World
Open during normal library hours
Library, Room 1240
April 1-15

The Brainstorm Puzzle Contest
Compete for prizes by completing a puzzle of mathematics and climate related questions. Visit the Math Dept (1540) or Math Lab (2223) for a puzzle contest form, due by April 17, 2009.
Organized by Professor Faith Peters, Mathematics Department

Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Calculus Student Presentations
* Applications of the Taxicab Metric, by Jose D. Rodriguez
* The slope of Miami, by Alexander J. Barrios
* Real-life applications of Exact Equations, by Yuray Rodriguez

"Calculus in climate and the environment"
See how Calculus is used to model and understand climate and environmental trends and issues.
Presented by Professor Ivo Calderin, Mathematics Department

Mathematics Olympics Awards Ceremony
Mathematics students representing Miami Dade College at the Florida State Math Olympics will be recognized.
Presented by Dr. Alvio Dominguez, Mathematics Department
10:00-11:15 AM
Room 7128

Thursday, April 02, 2009
"Climate Change"
A discussion of several ideas about the causes and consequences of climate changes and the techniques used to measure the weather variables and to build models.
Presented by Dr. Tony Barros, Professor Michael Kaldor, and Dr. Jose Remesar, Natural Sciences, Health, and Wellness Department & Mathematics Department
11:15-12:30
Room 7128

Monday, April 06, 2009
"So, how do you make a career out of Mathematics?
Learn about how you will use the mathematics you are learning today in your future career.
Presented by Professor Elizabeth Nicoli-Suco, Mathematics Department
10:00-10:50 AM
Room 2214

Tuesday, April 07, 2009
"Honor College Students Presentations on Social-Related Topics"
Presented by MAC 1105 Students
9:50-11:05 AM
Room 7128

Wednesday, April 08, 2009
"Learning Community Presentations on Social-Economic Issues"
Presented by MAC 1105/ECO 2013 Students
9:00-11:15 AM
Room 7128

"The Language of Mathematics Workshop"
In collaboration with the ESL and Foreign Languages Department
12:15 - 1:15 PM
2205

Thursday, April 09, 2009
"Mapmaking and Vice Versa"
Dr. Zack Treisman of the University of British Columbia will talk about his research in algebraic geometry, its application to mapmaking, and will show his sculptures of different geometries.
9:50-11:05
Room 7128

"Mathematics and Climate" (MAM Theme Presentation)
The Mathematics of weather and climate and excursions in algebra, calculus, and statistics.
Presented by Dr. David Quesada, Guest Speaker from St. Thomas University
2:05-3:20 PM
Room 7128

Monday, April 13, 2009
"The Art of Fugue"
Explore the Art of Fugue from the point of view of three separate disciplines, Art, Philosophy, and Mathematics.
Presented by Professor Guillermo Guillen, Mathematics Department
9:00-9:50 AM
Room 7128

"Find Your Own Algorithm"
Algorithms on how to solve the rubik cube will be presented.
Presented by Dr. Arturo Presa, Mathematics Department
10:00 - 10:50 AM
7128

The Math Game Hour
Come and play "Who Wants To Be a Mathematician." To enter the contest, visit the Math Dept (1540) or Math Lab (2223) for an entry form (Deadline: April 08, 2009).
Organized by Professor Thucdoan Nguyen, Mathematics Department
12:00-1:15 PM
Room 7128

Tuesday, April 14, 2009
"Alex Grey and Sacred Geometry"
MGF 1107 students will discuss the relationship between Art and Math in Sacred Geometry specifically as it appears in Alex Grey's work.

"Optical Art and Geometry"
MGF 1107 students will illustrate the relationship between Optical Art and Geometry.

"Making Art Using Ideas from Calculus"
Come and see the beauty of mathematics in art.
Presented by Professors Bernard Mathon and Lun-Yi Tsai, Mathematics Department
9:50-11:05 AM
Room 7128

Wednesday, April 15, 2009
"The Great Maya: Land of the Astronomers and Mathematicians"
Explore the historical significance of the Dresden Codex, other Mayan Codices, and ancient Mayan ruins.
Presented by Professor Guillermo Guillen, Mathematics Department
10:00-10:50 AM
Room 7128

Thursday, April 16, 2009
"Healthy Hospitality: Know your Numbers"
Cooking is all about mathematics. See how numbers are used when cooking.
Presented by Professor Isabel Fernandez, Hospitality Department
11:05 AM - 12:15 PM
Room 1264-27

Friday, April 17, 2009
"Overcoming Math Anxiety"
Become aware of some strategies for overcoming math anxiety.
Presented by Professor Jocelyne Legrand, Social Science Department
11:00-11:50 AM
Room 7128

Wednesday, April 22, 2009
"The Mathematical Enigma in Biology"
The purpose of this presentation is to show that "Real mathematics is not crunching numbers but contemplating them" and the mystery of their connections with Nature.
Presented by Professor Juan Morata, Natural Sciences, Health, and Wellness Department
10:00 - 10:50 am
7128

Closing Event
A fun time on the Student Life patio with dance, acting, and music.
Winners of the Math Puzzle and Who Wants to be a Mathematician will be announced.
12:00-1:00 PM
Student Life Patio