Funds to Support Development of New Math Curriculum
St. Mary’s College of Maryland Assistant Professor of Mathematics Heather Moon has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for her project, “Collaborative Research: Data-Driven Applications Inspiring Upper-Division Mathematics.”
For the project, Moon is collaborating with researchers Marie Snipes, of Kenyon College, Chris Camfield, of Hendrix College, and Tom Asaki, Washington State University. The award totals $249,789, with $65,654 going to St. Mary’s College. The grant period is two years.
“We will develop classroom modules that use cutting edge image and data analysis applications to inspire the mathematics,” said Moon. “In everyday life, problems pop up where there still needs to be mathematics created to solve the problem. Our modules are meant to get students thinking about the problems first in a way that will lead to the mathematics of a Real Analysis, Linear Algebra, or Differential Equations class.”
Partial support for the project is provided by the National Science Foundation’s Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) program.