Congratulations to Dr. Hong Du!

It is my great pleasure to announce that Dr. Hong Du has been selected as the recipient of the Bill Bompart Teaching Excellence award. Dr. Du is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Georgia State University-Perimeter College. She has been at GSU-Perimeter College since 2017. Before arriving to GSU, Dr. Du held teaching positions at various other institutions in the United States since 2003. Dr. Du completed her Ph.D. in Mathematics from University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She also holds MS in Statistics from Marquette University and AS in Management Engineering from Beijing Jiaotong University in China.

The committee was really impressed at Dr. Du’s teaching profile. Her major accomplishments includes teaching at various levels of mathematics courses, incorporating technology in her course delivery, developing Master Online Course for Statistics course, showing excellence in teaching in both online and face-to-face medium, to list a few. Dr. Du have published and presented papers on Mathematics Teaching and Learning on various regional, national, and international conferences. Dr. Du’s dedication and commitment in mathematics teaching was recognized by various awards and grants through her career. Dr. Du’s colleagues and her students spoke highly about her caring for teaching, students, and eagerness to find new ways to help students learn.

Please join me once again to congratulate Dr. Hong Du on her accomplishments. I hope Dr. Du will continue her excellence in teaching and service towards Mathematics, Students, the Institution, and our GMATYC.

Avi Kar

President

Important Reminders

  • The annual GMATYC meeting will be held Friday, February 11 at 2:00pm. Follow this link, use password wWfVnpdc339 if asked:

    Meeting Link

  • The 2022 GMATYC election is currently being held. Please check your email for a link to vote, and click here to see the biographies of the candidates. Voting ends February 9, 2022.
  • Annual dues expire on Friday, February 11, 2022. Please send your membership renewal and payment ($15) to Hong Du (look for her email regarding an electronic option). Include the membership form, found here.

2022 Elections

Happy New Year!

Have you considered participating further in GMATYC? Or, perhaps are you looking to contribute your talents more extensively for the organization? Now is your chance to take the first step and get involved. 

GMATYC needs nominations for Treasurer, Secretary, and two Nominating Committee members and will be holding elections in January 2022.

Interested applicants can find job descriptions and Terms of Office in the Bylaws on the GMATYC website Here. 

If interested, please respond to the email sent Jan 13 with a short bio as soon as possible for membership posting before elections. 

Thank you for your consideration.

Dihema R. Longman, Ph.D.

Nominating Committee

Bill Bompart Teaching Excellence Award Nominations now being accepted

President Elect Avi Kar would like to invite you (or someone you nominate) for the 2022 GMATYC Bill Bompart Teaching Excellence award. The link with the details of the award and nomination form can be found here. Please consider yourself applying and/or nominate one of your deserving colleagues for the award. The deadline to complete the packet is Friday, December 17th, 2021. The winner will be announced during the GSU-Perimeter College Mathematics conference in February, 2022.

If you have questions regarding the selection process and/or need any clarification, please do not hesitate to contact Avi Kar: akar1@gsu.edu. Additionally, please distribute the information within your department.

Bill Bompart Teaching Excellence Award

Fall message from the President

Greetings Colleagues! Fall is here and with fall, we start to think about change, such as the leaves changing colors.   As your current President of GMATYC and I am excited to see what changes are on the horizon for our organization.  I would love to see us expand in terms of membership and engagement, to become more visible in the Southeast Region. GMATYC is a great organization of mathematics educators from two-year, four-year, public, and private institutions across the state.  There are many opportunities to become active with GMATYC:

  • Volunteer to be the newsletter editor, serve on a committee, or run for an elected position
  • Recruit a full-time or adjunct faculty member to join GMATYC and/or consider the benefits of a lifetime membership.  Membership information can be found at www.gmatyc.org
  • Exchange innovative and effective mathematics classroom ideas with contemporaries around the state.
  • Collaborate with other GMATYC members on mathematics lessons, grants, articles, etc.
  • Share news of awards, promotions, and other achievements with members.  Please send member updates to me at npatterson@gsu.edu for possible inclusion in future newsletters.

In addition to the work of GMATYC, we support the national organization AMATYC.  The 47th Annual AMATYC Conference, “Fired up for Math”, will be held October 28-31, 2021, in Phoenix, Arixona.  I am sure this theme will lead to some stimulating sessions, especially when it comes to getting our students fired up about mathematics.   Many of our GMATYC members will be attending and even presenting at this conference.  Be sure to connect with each other to make travel plans, room together, etc.  Conferences are wonderful to experience with a colleague.  If you are a member of AMATYC,  you might also consider being an affiliate delegate.  Let me know if you are interested!!

 

I look forward to working with all of you in the days to come.  Have a successful rest of your semester!

GMATYC membership renewal

Hello GMATYC community,

We received inquiries as to whether the dues can be sent electronically using service such as Zelle. Unfortunately our GMATYC account can not receive money electronically without incurring a fee to the senders. Another option could be that you send the dues to the Treasurer through Zelle, and she will deposit it to our GMATYC account. Please contact Dr. Hong Du, hdu7@gsu.edu, if you are interested in this option.

If you are a GMATYC lifetime member, thank you for your lifetime support to GMATYC!

2021 Membership Form

Free Access to myAMATYC for everyone!

If you are currently an AMATYC Member, have been a member in the past, or have attended an AMATYC Conference in the past without becoming a member, we’d like to invite you to check out myAMATYC, our new Online Community and collaboration platform. It’s easy! Just go to my.amatyc.org and click on the blue “Sign In” button in the top right corner. If you need assistance in retrieving your username or verifying AMATYC membership, please contact the AMATYC office by email at amatyc@amatyc.org.

If you are entirely new to AMATYC, we would like to invite you to check out myAMATYC for free through the end of this year. Just click here to create a profile and sign in as a ‘Friend of AMATYC.’ There is no cost to become a Friend of AMATYC. We hope that you will explore all of the resources within myAMATYC and consider AMATYC membership in the future. But even if you don’t, there are some advantages to becoming a Friend of AMATYC even after your free access to myAMATYC expires at the end of the year, such as being able to log-in to register for AMATYC’s free webinars throughout the year.

The only thing we ask is that everyone who signs-up for myAMATYC is open to being an active participant in our discussions. The September Spotlight on IMPACT in myAMATYC is focused on co-requisites, and the October Spotlight will be focused on Pathways. However, you can also go back to look at our archives, such as the July Spotlight on Equity.

We genuinely hope that, whether you are a current member or newly joining us as a Friend of AMATYC, you will find myAMATYC to be a valuable resource in helping you open new doors through mathematics.