2021 Fall Conference, Dec 10-11, 2021
While it was true the COVID 19 pandemic was winding down, due to an excess of caution the 49th Annual Fall Conference was being held virtually via Zoom. The Fall 2021 CMC3 Conference took place on Friday, Friday, December 10, 2021 from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm and Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 9:30 am to 2:15 pm. It followed the same format that was used for the previous virtual conference.
Conference Happy Hours!
Socializing with peers before, during, and after the conference, has always been an important and pleasant part of conference attendence. The pandemic and the resulting move to remote conferences has made it even more important to find ways to connect with colleagues and coworkers. As was done last year, we held a couple of remote happy hours during the conference.
This conference, our partner was Rapscallion Spirits, of Ukiah. They are provided us with a pair of drink recipes, and a nice sampler of their spirits that could be purchased and used in the conference cocktails, as well as enjoyed during the upcoming holidays.
CMC3 invited students to submit video presentations for our student presentation contest at our Fall Conference. We encourage all types of presentations that present some aspect of mathematics (math history, math education, problem solving, mathematical modeling, algebra, calculus, topology, statistics, etc).
Presentations were judged in the week leading up to the conference, and the winners were each awarded $500 scholarships.
The winners of the this fall's Student Presentation Contest were Lil Cabrera and Olga Anorov, of City College of San Francisco. The title of their presentation was Creating Playlists Using k-NN Classification and they were mentored by Shawn Wiggins. They each received a $500 scholarship.
CMC3 Foundation Legacy Donor Award
The 2021 Foundation Legacy Donor Award was awarded to Wade Ellis of West Valley College.
CMC3 President’s Award
The 2021 President’s Award was awarded to Jay Lehmann of College of San Mateo.
CMC3 Distinguished Service Award
The 2021 Distinguished Service Award was awarded to Gregory Daubenmire of Las Positas College.
CMC3 Teaching Excellence Awards
The 2021 Teaching Excellence Awards were awarded to Lisa Mesh (De Anza College), Brad Krein (Cabrillo College), Shawn Wiggins (City College of San Francisco), Jackson Hsu (Monterey Peninsula College), Julie Walters (Diablo Valley College), Maria Coulson (College of Marin), Seth Lavender (Las Positas College), John Blakely (College of the Sequoias), and Mukta Sharma (Yuba College).
Friday Keynote Speaker: Beth Chance
Incorporating "Social Justice" and Multivariable Thinking Topics in Introductory Statistics Courses
Building on recent innovations in using technology in statistics classrooms, this presentation will explore new opportunities for bringing "new contexts" (e.g. income inequality, immigration patters) into introductory statistics college classrooms to engage students with actual data and multivariable thinking.
Beth Chance is an internationally renowned statistics educator, researcher, and author. She has been teaching statistics in mathematics and statistics departments for 25 years. Beth has been involved in curriculum development, textbook writing, teacher professional development, pedagogical research, and applet design. She is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and winner of the Waller Education Award for excellence in the teaching of undergraduate statistics.