Yokley leads short course on modeling for recent Ph.D.s at MathFest

Associate Professor of Mathematics Karen Yokley worked with Project NExT Fellows on ideas for using mathematical modeling in various courses.

Associate Professor of Mathematics Karen Yokley led a short course on “Modeling Throughout the Curriculum: Disease Transmission” at the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) MathFest Conference in Cincinnati, OH in August 2019. 

Karen Yokley, associate professor of mathematics
Yokley and her collaborator, Nicholas Luke, associate professor of mathematics at North Carolina A&T State University, presented examples and facilitated discussion of how mathematical modeling can be used in various collegiate classes over the course of two sessions. The short course was a part of the Project NExT program, which is a professional development program for new or recent Ph.D.s in the mathematical sciences.

Yokley was invited to lead the short course because of her involvement in the mathematical modeling community. She has been a member of the Steering Committee for the Mathematical Modeling Hub (MMHub), an online resource that facilitates the integration of mathematical modeling in the classroom, for the last three years. She is also a member of the NCTM/SIAM/COMAP Joint Committee on Modeling Across the Curriculum.