# Mathematics Education Doctoral Program

## Upcoming Events

### Problem Solvers Group

- Location:
- Derrick Hall (DER); 339
- Cost:
- n/a
- Contact:
- Timothy Chase, 54758
- Campus Sponsor:
- Mathematics

Love a good problem? Like to solve difficult puzzles?

Join professors, graduate students and undergraduates as we tackle
problems presented from several mathematical journals. An interest in
higher level mathematics is all that is required to join our round
table. Offer what you know, learn what you don't in a relaxed
environment with some of our department's finest!

This year Problem Solvers is joining together with both GRE Prep and the Putnam Practice sessions. We will start by discussing Putnam and GRE caliber questions, and move into open questions from the American Mathematical Monthly Problems and Solutions. Stop on by, learn a little, and contribute your two cents worth!

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### Deadline for Mathematics Masters Admissions for Spring

- Location:
- Texas State University
- Cost:
- N/A
- Contact:
- Amanda Garza, 512.245.3427
- Campus Sponsor:
- The Graduate College

Masters program application is due!

### Algebra Combinatorics Reading Seminar

- Location:
- Education Building (ED); 4039
- Cost:
- n/a
- Contact:
- Anton Dochtermann, 512.245.3740
- Campus Sponsor:
- Mathematics

The Algebraic Combinatorics Reading Seminar meets about once a week.
The format is very informal, the idea is that we collectively select a
topic for the semester and present material surround that theme.
Original research is ** not** typically presented
and we encourage participation from all levels. Graduate students with
an interest in algebra/combinatorics are especially encouraged to
attend. In Fall 2017 we studied concepts and constructions involved in
the recent proof of the Rota-Welsh conjecture given by
Adiprasito-Huh-Katz. This included matroid theory, characteristic
polynomials, toric varieties, intersection theory (and connections among
all these). This semester we have a couple of outside speakers
including Jesus De Loera and Art Duval. The theme is a bit less focused
but topics include random constructions in combinatorics (including
monomial ideals and permutations), chordal graphs and complexes, and
algebraic statistics.

### Deadline to apply for teaching assistantships for Fall

- Location:
- Math Computer Science (MCS); 470
- Cost:
- N/A
- Contact:
- Amanda Garza, 512.245.3427
- Campus Sponsor:
- Mathematics

$26,000 for 9 months

### Differential Equations and Applied Math Seminar

- Location:
- Derrick Hall (DER); 326
- Cost:
- n/a
- Contact:
- Ray Treinen, 512.245.3418
- Campus Sponsor:
- Mathematics

**Friday, February 16**

**Ray Treinen, Texas State University**

**Segmentation problems, part 3**

The Differential Equations and Applied Math Seminar is a seminar for
those interested in Differential Equations, Mathematical Modeling, both
Numerical Analysis and Simulation, both Computational and Theoretical
Statistics, as well as other interdisciplinary work of an applied
nature. The speaker's topics are not restricted to their own work, as
this seminar is a platform for presenting details of Mathematics of
interest. Interested Faculty, Graduate Students, and advanced
Undergraduates are encouraged to attend.

### Topology Seminar

- Location:
- Derrick Hall (DER); 334
- Cost:
- n/a
- Contact:
- David Snyder, 512.245.3419
- Campus Sponsor:
- Mathematics

**Friday, February 16**

**Sean Corrigan, Texas State University**

**Perfect Morse Functions on two-dimensional orbifolds**

A seminar in topology: geometric, algebraic, general, abstract,
combinatorial, and applied. This is a faculty research seminar focused
on topology and its applications. Graduate and undergraduate students
interested in topology and its applications are welcome to attend.

### Talk Math 2 Me

- Location:
- Derrick Hall (DER); 336
- Cost:
- n/a
- Contact:
- Ellen Robinson, 512.245.4757
- Campus Sponsor:
- Mathematics

Talk Math 2 Me is a seminar for students by students. Talk Math 2 Me
provides students, both graduate and undergraduate, an opportunity to
present anything related to mathematics to an audience of their peers.
Undergraduate and Graduate math students or any students interested in
mathematics are highly encouraged to attend. The talks are each 15‐60
minutes long and possible speaking topics include Undergraduate and
Graduate mathematics research, math history, and STEM research with a
heavy footing in mathematics. By presenting, students gain great
experience communicating mathematics while developing presentation
skills in a relaxed environment. By attending the seminar, students will
be introduced to new mathematics and see applications of mathematical
concepts in different perspectives. Some weeks will even include visits
from professors to discuss how students can get involved with research
and the math department.

### Math Education Seminar

- Location:
- Derrick Hall (DER); 238
- Cost:
- n/a
- Contact:
- Alexander White, 512-245-3429
- Campus Sponsor:
- Mathematics

**Friday, February 16**

**Sindura Kandasamy, Elizabeth Hewer, & Michael Abili, Texas State University**

**RUME Posters:**

- Students’ Attention to Conclusions During Proofs
- What are the Functions of Proof in Introduction to Proof Textbooks?
- How Diagrams are Leveraged in Introduction to Proof Textbooks

Faculty and students learn about and discuss issues related to the
teaching and learning of mathematics and new findings in mathematics
education research. Graduate students in the Mathematics Education
programs are expected to attend whenever possible; students from other
programs are always welcome.

### Discrete Math Seminar

- Location:
- Derrick Hall (DER); 237
- Cost:
- n/a
- Contact:
- Jian Shen, 512.245.3421
- Campus Sponsor:
- Mathematics

**Friday, February 16**

**Suho Oh, Texas State University**

**Weyl groups, Schubert Varieties and Hyperplane Arrangements**

All faculty, graduate students, and upper level undergraduate students
are welcome. The seminar will provide a platform for faculty and
students to present their research developments in discrete mathematics
and related areas, foster research interactions among faculty and
students, and create research opportunities and collaborations for
faculty and students. Speakers from Discrete Mathematics, Combinatorics,
Computer Science, and other related areas are all welcome. We are
particularly interested in interdisciplinary research which applies
mathematics as a tool to solve problems in other areas such as CS,
BioInformatics, Bio‐sciences, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, etc.

### Teaching Statistics Seminar

- Location:
- Derrick Hall (DER); 338
- Cost:
- n/a
- Contact:
- Vera Ioudina, 512.245.8627
- Campus Sponsor:
- Mathematics

This seminar focuses on topics related to teaching and learning of
statistics at the undergraduate level. Innovative lessons and advances
in statistics education research are presented, issues related to
instruction of MATH 2328 and MATH 3305 are discussed, and collaboration
among the statistics educators is encouraged. Graduate and
undergraduate students are welcome to attend.

### Colloquium

- Location:
- Derrick Hall (DER); 329
- Cost:
- n/a
- Contact:
- Yong Yang, 512.245.3742
- Campus Sponsor:
- Mathematics

**Friday, February 16**

**Jesus DeLoera, University of California Davis**

**The little theorem that could: How Sperner’s coloring lemma influenced Mathematics, Comp Sci and Economics**

The math department hosts a colloquium series in which distinguished
researchers present their recent work to a general mathematical
audience. All faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students are
welcome.