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Mrs. Ronda Dove
Administrative Assistant

P:  (540) 464-7361
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Center for Leadership & Ethics
VMI, Marshall Hall
500 Anderson Drive
Lexington, VA  24450

Track Five:  Undergraduate Math Education 

Tuesday, 2 October


Session A
(9:25 am – 10:40 am)

Pogue Auditorium, George C. Marshall Museum

The Beauty of Math
Moderator: COL Troy Siemers, Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics & Department Head, Virginia Military Institute

  • Voyageur in the 4th Dimension - Dr. Paul Humke, Professor of Mathematics, St. Olaf College
  • The Musical Side of Mathematics - Dr. Ezra “Bud” Brown, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, Virginia Tech
Session B
(10:50 am – 12:05 pm)

Pogue Auditorium, George C. Marshall Museum

Integrating Applied Math into Class and Curriculum
Moderator: Ms. M. Caroline Martin, Co-founder, Virginia STEAM Academy

Lunch (12:05 pm – 12:55 pm)  
Session C
(1:00 pm – 2:15 pm)

Pogue Auditorium, George C. Marshall Museum

Applied Math: Solving Real World Problems
Moderator: MAJ John David, Ph.D., Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Virginia Military Institute

  • Operations Research:  Faster, Safer, Healthier
    Dr. Sommer Gentry, Associate Professor, Mathematics, U.S. Naval Academy
  • Computational Simulation of Piracy Detection off the Horn of Africa
    VMI Cadets
Session D
(2:25 pm – 3:40 pm) 

Turman Room, Preston Library 

College Math Readiness
Moderator: Ms. Jennifer Hall, Math Teacher and Department Chair, Rockbridge County High School


Wednesday, 3 October

Session E
(9:10 am – 10:00 am)

Turman Room, Preston Library

Internships: Jumpstarting Your Career
Moderator: LTC Stan Smith, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, Virginia Military Institute

  • Mr. Michael Hicks, Manager, Security Department, B&W Nuclear Operations Group-Lynchburg
  • Mr. Drew Wade, Quality Control Engineer, B&W Nuclear Operations Group-Lynchburg
Session F
(10:10 am – 10:55 am)

Turman Room, Preston Library

Mentoring and Career Development
Moderator: COL Daren Timmons, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Chemistry Department, Virginia Military Institute