CoSTEM Lecture Series
Closer to Fair: Mathematics & Social Justice
2:30 - 3:30 pm
The world is an unfair, unjust place - so let's fix it! This interactive workshop will focus on two specific ways we can work to address issues of social justice both in our classrooms and in our world. The first half will focus on the college setting and the inequalities that pervade mathematics and science classrooms. Why do students from groups historically under supported by the math community still fail math courses disproportionately, despite good preparation and strong motivation? What can we do about it? In the second half, we’ll tackle ways to help students view the world through a more mathematical lens, from racially-skewed traffic stops to the mathematics of credit cards. A growing group of mathematicians teach “Math for Social Justice” courses that ask students to use the tools of mathematics to study, understand, and even address issues ranging from economic inequity to environmental impacts.
Zoom Into STEM Career Exploration
January 25th & January 26th
7 PM CST
Are you interested in:
Being a Doctor?
Being a Veterinarian?
Working in Cybersecurity?
Working in Research?
Come learn about these careers and others and how our degree programs specific to the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) will help prepare you! We are offering a zoom session that will include meeting the Faculty, Chairs and Deans in CoSTEM and learning about these careers and unique opportunities that you can only find at APSU. Our emphasis is on you and how to help you succeed. To do this we have small class sizes (see some of our classrooms and labs that you will be in), hands on experiences (see some of the great demonstrations our faculty and staff are doing) and faculty and staff that genuinely care about you.
Register for a future zoom session to learn more about the CoSTEM Departments, Degree programs and PEAYple that will help you LEAD in STEM.
Interested in getting your APSU application fee waived? Participants in this event will receive a promo code for a free application!
Science on Tap
One year ago we sat down to discuss COVID-19. A lot has changed since then. Join us for a virtual panel discussion about COVID-19 and the vaccine.
Panel members will include Jane Semler, Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) professor, and Dr. Perry Scanlan, virologist and MLS professor. Dr. Karen Meisch, dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), will be moderator.