** April 2009 **

Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus

Miami FL

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

**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

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