Quantitative Reasoning (QR) Across the Curriculum
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NSF Grant Activities

Visiting Scholars (2000-2001)         (QR home                       

As part of an NSF grant, we welcomed four visiting QR scholars to Hollins University during 2000-2001.  These speakers shared their quantitative experience and expertise with Hollins as we worked to develop our Quantitative Reasoning Across the Curriculum program. 

September 14-15, 2000
Jerry Johnson from University of Nevada at Reno spoke on "The Mathematics Across the Curriculum Project at the University of Nevada at Reno."  He also conducted a faculty workshop on inclusion of quantitative reasoning in political science and psychology courses.

Professor Johnson shares information about 
the Mathematics Across the Curriculum Project at UNR.

October 19-20, 2000
Dorothy Wallace from Dartmouth College spoke on the Mathematics Across the Curriculum Project at Dartmouth.  She also conducted a faculty workshop on symmetries in block art.

Faculty members David Dvorscak (theatre) and Trish Hammer( mathematics) begin work on their block art design.



Dorothy Wallace (Dartmouth) works with faculty member Becky Beach (biology) to identify vertices of their design.

Faculty member Robin Taylor (biology) begins work on her block art design.

 

Faculty member Joseph Ameteppe (physics) places another block in his design.

February 15-16, 2001
Helen Lang, Philosophy Department of Trinity College in Hartford, CN.

Professor Lang spoke on Thursday, February 15 at 8:15 pm in Babcock Auditorium on "The Role of Science/Mathematics Laboratories in Humanities Courses."   She also led a faculty workshop on Friday, February 16 from 2:00-4:00 pm.

Professor Helen Lang discusses philosophical QR applications with Professor Jim Downey from the philosophy department at Hollins.

 

At the faculty workshop, author Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey stated  "I love mathematics!"  Here, she enjoys a lively quantitative discussion with Professors Elizabeth Keyser (English), Caren Diefenderfer (Mathematics) and Andre Spies (History).

April 19-20, 2001
Lou Gross, Biology Division of University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Professor Gross spoke on Thursday, April 19 at 8:15 pm in Babcock Auditorium on "Everglades Restoration:  Computing, Ecology, Mathematics and Public Policy."   He also led a faculty workshop (see pictures below) on Friday, April 20 from 2:00-4:30 pm on the use of new technologies and quantitative analysis in the sciences.

Professor Lou Gross ponders a question from Professor Becky Beach (biology).

Under the watchful eye of Professor Gross, Hollins professors model population growth with  the aid of Ecobeaker and Populus.