Friday, November 3, 2017, 8:45 am
-- Daniel Zaharopol, Founder of the Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics—an Organization Devoted to Creating Pathways for Underserved Students to Enter STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Fields—to Address Aspiring Educators From Tristate Area --
The sixteenth annual TIME 2000 gathering of high school students from the tri-state area, Celebrating Mathematics Teaching, featuring hands-on, interactive workshops that stress the fun of teaching math. Sessions are designed to encourage high school students to consider a career in mathematics education in response to the national shortage of qualified math teachers. Workshop topics will include Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble; Algebra and Geometry—A Love Story; and Toy Horror Story: The Curious Death of Mr. Potato Head. View full conference details at time2000.qc.cuny.edu/conference.
Award-winning educator Daniel Zaharopol is the founder of Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics, an organization devoted to creating pathways for underserved students to become scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and computer scientists. He is also the executive director of the Art of Problem Solving Foundation, which promotes opportunities for advanced study. Zaharopol has taught at MIT, the University of Illinois, the Boston Math Circle, and Canada/USA Mathcamp. He serves on the board of the Mathematics Foundation of America and the advisory board for the New York Math Circle. An alum of summer math programs, he holds degrees from MIT and the University of Illinois.
Daniel Zaharopol, founder of Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics and executive director of the Art of Problem Solving Foundation, will deliver the keynote address, Prove Yourself Wrong. Speakers will also include Queens College President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez and Alice F. Artzt, director of the TIME 2000 Program.
Queens College Student Union, 4th Fl., 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Queens, NY
TIME 2000 is an innovative four-year scholarship program that prepares students to become secondary mathematics teachers. Since 1998, this program has been successful in recruiting and training competent, motivated mathematics educators. As members of a close-knit learning community, TIME 2000 participants take their mathematics and education courses together, engage in study groups, and attend seminars, conferences, and off-campus events. They graduate with a major in mathematics and secondary education and, upon completion of New York State examinations, are fully qualified to begin teaching mathematics in grades 7 through 12. For more information, visit TIME 2000 online.