**Fall 2020 MAA-NJ Online Section Meeting: The Definition of a Mathematician,**at

**Online**, Saturday, October 24, 2020:

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In this interactive workshop, participants will reflect on what we think it means to be a mathematician, who is seen or counted as a mathematician, what causes this, and how that affects our communities of learning, teaching and research in mathematics. If you would like to explore those issues, come and find out! Be prepared to discuss some potentially difficult topics.

**MAA Workshop at the Joint Math Meetings.**

Organized by **Semra Kiliç-Bahi**, Colby-Sawyer College and **Omayra Ortega**, Sonoma State University.

Abstract: After a brief literature review and theoretical framing presented by Dr. Rosalie Belanger-Rioux and Dr. Lynn Garrioch, workshop participants will be formed into small groups and presented with short case studies in which microaggressions occur. The small group discussions will be followed by a facilitated large group discussion where groups will share the strategies on how to...

The *Moving Towards Action* workshop is to improve the culture and climate in the mathematical sciences.

When members of the mathematics community are made to feel unwelcome in our profession, the success of mathematics as a whole is put into jeopardy. This workshop is focused on understanding and creating welcoming environments (providing actionable information and process change plans to mathematics department interested in driving cultural change at their respective institutions) so as to invite more people to enter and persist in STEM...

I co-organized a mini-symposium on applied mathematics education as part of ICIAM 2019, the International Congress of Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

My own presentaiton was *The definition of "mathematician," and what it means for our communities*. Here is my abstract:

This interactive talk will have participants reflect on what we mathematicians think it means to be a mathematician, and how that affects our mathematics learning, teaching and research communities. We will then practice how to be better active bystanders, that is, how to interact and react...

I co-organized a mini-symposium at the SIAM Education conference, ED18. My own presentation was titled "Supporting Mathematics Students and Colleagues: Be An Active Bystander". Here is my abstract (slides are attached):

Many of us have been a witness to a microaggressions, or been on the receiving end of one, this in our departments, conferences and workshops, etc. We may wish we had stepped in at the time, or wish someone had stepped in for us. This talk is about being an "active bystander": what it is, what are the barriers for action, what are the potential benefits and pitfalls for...

This talk was given at the annual Harvard Science Preceptor/Curriculum Fellow/College Fellow Retreat. I described a few ways to help students develop and maintain a growth mindset. A growth mindset is a way to think about one's talent and ability, not as fixed, but as having the possibility to grow.

See attached for the handout I used.

There are many reasons, moral and practical, why we need to diversify our mathematics departments — and more generally STEM departments and the workforce. But how do we go about it? A good starting point is to realize the various barriers to an inclusive environment. In this talk, a case study will be used to illuminate some of those roadblocks. This will help us think more critically about how those barriers arise, where they arise (teaching and learning, undergraduate life, graduate student admissions and training, faculty hiring and support, etc), why they may be difficult to spot, and...

Read more about Strategies for Supporting Diversity in Mathematics DepartmentsThis talk was part of the MAA panel at the Joint Math Meetings titled What is a "Math Center" and What Can it do For Your Department?, on Thursday January 11, 2018, 2:35 p.m.-3:55 p.m. You can find my slides attached, and you can find my diversity and community-building checklist on the "Diversity" page of my website! Read more about Start somewhere, to get where you want to be! Building Community and Supporting Diversity

- Fall 2020 MAA-NJ Online Section Meeting: The Definition of a Mathematician
- Interactive workshop on "The definition of a mathematician"
- Workshop: The definition of a mathematician
- Identifying and Managing Microaggressions in the Academic Setting
- AWM Moving Towards Action Workshop
- Applied Mathematics Education, and "The definition of a mathematician"