**Clarkson University workshop on being an active bystander**Friday, May 21, 2021

# Presentations

**Clarkson University Workshop on Microaggressions**Tuesday, December 8, 2020

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

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

**Interactive workshop on "The definition of a mathematician",**at

**Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (online)**, Thursday, August 20, 2020:

**Workshop: The definition of a mathematician,**at

**McGill University**, Thursday, February 13, 2020:

**Identifying and Managing Microaggressions in the Academic Setting,**at

**Joint Math Meetings in Denver Colorado.**, Thursday, January 16, 2020:

**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...

**AWM Moving Towards Action Workshop,**at

**Denver, Colorado**, Tuesday, January 14, 2020

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...

**Applied Mathematics Education, and "The definition of a mathematician" ,**at

**Valencia, Spain**, Wednesday, July 17, 2019:

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...

**Challenging Our Definition of 'Mathematician': A New Approach to Inclusion,**at

**Portland, Oregon**, Wednesday, July 11, 2018:

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...

**Supporting our students in fostering a growth mindset**Thursday, May 31, 2018:

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.