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Fall '01 - Spring '02

Class of 2002 Graduated

30 May 2002
On Thursday, 30 May 2002, the first TIME 2000 cohort graduated. Many of them have already been hired as middle school and secondary school mathematics teachers. We are very proud of them!


Class of 2002 Honors Charles B. Wang

6 May 2002
On Monday, 6 May 2002, Mr. Charles B. Wang, CEO and co-founder of Computer Associates, owner of the Islanders hockey team, and principal funder of the TIME 2000 scholarships, was honored by the Class of 2002. The seniors presented an electronic yearbook documenting their progress throughout their four years in the Program.


TIME 2000 Students Make Presentations and Review Portfolios

16 April 2002
At the April Seminar, Luis Saltos and Wendy Soohoo described cryptanalysis. They became interested in this topic as a result of attending a session at Limaçon on 15 March. Also, upper classmen shared their portfolios with the freshmen to help them to prepare their own portfolios.

A Beautiful Mind

April 2002
TIME 2000 Students Went to the Movies to see A Beautiful Mind


Dr. Miriam Leiva Speaks at the March Seminar Meeting


19 March 2002
On Tuesday, 19 March 2002, Dr. Miriam Leiva, Bonnie E. Cone Distinguished Professor for Teaching Mathematics, Emerita, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, presented a special session on language and mathematics.

LIMAÇON, SUNY Old Westbury

Friday, 15 March 2002
The keynote address entitled, "Setting and Using Standards: Many Options-Where do Principles and Standards Fit?" was delivered by Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Michigan State University.


Dance and Mathematics

5 February 2002
On Tuesday, 5 February 2002, Mr. Erik Stern, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, colleague and partner of Dr. Karl Schaffer who conducted the first part of the mathematics and dance seminar on 11 September 2001, conducted the second part of the mathematics and dance seminar. TIME 2000 students were actively involved in choreographing dance steps by examining different ways of shaking hands, exploring patterns and combinatorics, and examining line and rotational symmetry. .

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​Student Presentations

11 December 2001
At the monthly seminar, four TIME 2000 seniors made presentations of lesson plans that they wrote for their secondary mathematics methods class, based on articles from the Mathematics Teacher and Teaching Mathematics in the Middle School.

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Rose Space Center, American Museum of Natural History

16 November 2001
On Friday, 16 November 2001, TIME 2000 students visited various exhibits at the Rose Space Center. In addition to traveling 13 billion years along the "Cosmic Pathway" and viewing the "Scales of the Universe," the students enjoyed the space show, Passport to the Universe, in the Hayden Planetarium. They also participated in special lectures and meetings with astrophysicists.


Congratulations to TIME 2000's Tara Wachter

November 2001
Congratulations to TIME 2000's Tara Wachter for receiving one of only five scholarships awarded by the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State (AMTNYS) for 2001-2002! Tara received a $2000 scholarship that is in addition to her TIME 2000 scholarship. She also received a free one-year membership in AMTNYS. Congratulations, Tara! We are so proud of her!

The Mathematics of Soap Bubbles

16 October 2001
The Mathematics of Soap Bubbles Ms. Etta Schneiderman, mathematics teacher at Floral Park Memorial High School, and Nassau County Teacher of the Year, demonstrated how to motivate students with exciting mathematics activities. For one of the activities, TIME 2000 students had the opportunity to create and analyze their own soap bubbles.

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Dance and Mathematics

11 September 2001
Dance and Mathematics Professor Karl Schaffer, DeAnza College, California, visited Queens College to illustrate how number theory and transformational geometry are applied to dance. TIME 2000 students were actively involved in choreographing their own rhythms and dance steps.

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Fall '00 - Spring '01
Mathemagic

8 May 2001
What does mathematics and magic have in common? On 8 May 2001, world renown magician, Bradley Fields mesmerized TIME 2000 students, showing how the hand is quicker than the eye, and how the magic of mathematics can entertain and engage learners of all ages.
Hillary Clinton at Queens College

7 September 2000
Prior to her election as New York State Senator in the fall 2000, Hillary Rodham Clinton made a campaign stop at Queens College. She was introduced to the Queens College community by TIME 2000's Tara Wachter. To see the videotape, click the link on the right.

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