May Mei, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, and Christopher Marx (Oberlin) received a GLCA Expanding Collaboration Initiative grant to fund a summer workshop focused on the mathematical sub-discipline of analysis. The workshop aims to create a community, focused on both teaching and research, of analysts at small liberal arts colleges. While all workshop participants teach analysis, the individual experience of each may encompass different subsets of knowledge within the field. A key goal of the project, then, is to convene these mathematicians of several colleges, helping them come to know one another’s research emphasis and their methods of teaching the subject. From this two-day event they hope to establish the relationships that can lead to future collaboration. The expectation is that the professional bonds established from this event will yield enhancements to one another’s teaching, while also providing substantive contributions that enhance the teaching of analysis across the GLCA’s liberal arts colleges.
Dr. Mei receives GLCA Grant