Who We Are

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Where We're Starting Out

We hope the Math Images home page gives a good introduction to the project—what we're doing and how various groups might use the site (suggestions for improvement always welcome!)
You can Take the Tour, essentially designed by our students during the summer of '10, and also find out more About Math Images, from these pages near the top of the left navbar.

Our Partners and Their Institutions

If you have a nickname, please add it below. Also please give us links where we can find out more about you!

  • The Math Forum @ Drexel University is the grantee institution.
Gene Klotz is Research Professor there. (Please note the Gene, which is my user page, not very interesting, but it was obtained by typing three tildas ~. A way cool way to sign your contributions to discussions.) Here's a genuine last century page about me: Gene's page.
Other Forum people include the director, Steve Weimar; the head programmer, Amir Tahvildaran; our special programmer Maria Kelly, and Suzanne Alejandre who will work with student pre-service teachers.
  • Math partners:
Steve Maurer, Swarthmore College
Camillia Smith Barnes, Sweet Briar College
Andrew Bennett, Kansas State University
Chris Taranta, Masterman School, Philadelphia. Chris worked on the Math Images 1 project, going through pages with their student creators, with a special focus on getting the material clear and understandable. He'll be doing the same with Math Images 2, and would be especially appropriate to work with any students who are thinking of a teaching career. He uses the Math Images site as a resource for working with his 8th and 9th grade students at Masterman.
  • Computer Science partners
David Breen, Drexel University. David is an associate professor who teaches computer graphics and leads the Geometric Biomedical Computing Group. Over the past 25 years, his research has focused on geometric modeling, physics-based modeling, augmented reality and visualization. His current research activities center around topics at the intersection of biology, medicine and computer science, which solve geometry-related computing problems for a variety of biomedical applications. He plans to use Math Images web pages and tools in his computer graphics classes.
Barbara Cutler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Penny Rheingans, University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Penny teaches and researches in the area of data visualization. Her goal is to create effective images by drawing inspiration from concepts from illustration and perception. She also directs the UMBC Center for Women and Information Technology. She's hoping to incorporate Math Images research into her undergraduate/graduate Data Visualization course in the fall of 2011.
Steve Cunningham, retired, CS consultant
  • Research Team
K. Ann Renninger, Department of Education, Swarthmore College -- my nickname is Ann, no "K" needed!

Here are our research plans, and here a summary of research findings from Math Images 1.

  • Advisory Board

Advisory Board members have been chosen to bring experience and complementary skills to thinking about this project and its scaling. They include:

Margie Willson (lead), Senior Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison, whose expertise includes evaluation of mathematics and science instruction and curriculum K-postgraduate, as well as work with preservice teachers and online tools for instructional support.
Christopher Dede, Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies, Technology, Innovation, and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, whose expertise includes emerging technologies for learning, visualization, online teacher professional development, and project scaling.
Craig S. Kaplan, Associate Professor of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, whose expertise includes study of the use of computer graphics in art, ornament, and design, human-computer interaction, computational geometry and programming languages.
Carol Sansone, Professor of Social Psychology, University of Utah, whose expertise includes study of undergraduate students’ motivation, online course engagement, methods of social psychological research.

Advisory Board meetings will be held using video-conferencing in the Spring of 2011, the Fall of 2011, and the Summer of 2012.