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Haddix Funds - past piloting

* Math Journal Club
* Math Student Circles
* Noyce mentoring
* Calculus workshops
* LaTex writing

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Haddix funds - my ideas

Travel
Speakers (travel, reception)
Pilot activities: math camp, research weekend, UR for Ed, taste-of-research stuff

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Diversity - UNO

18% minority
44% first gen
11,554

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Diversity of majors

1/8 STEM
68% retained at UNO (5% less than national)
Nationally: 60% leave math.
Few math majors per year (#s??)

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Haddix

Former UNO math professor
Founded series of highly successful STEM companies
Wife: el ed teacher, passed

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Diversity - Omaha

2/3 minorities
74% free/reduced lunch
Omaha: 30% of state population

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Vice Chancellor of Research

Mentor STEM community chairs
Mainly: grant proposals

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Chemistry & Biology

Bio: learning inventory
Chem: Community of Practice. Meet monthly around common themes.

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Community Chair needs

Communicator: co-PI multiple times
Leader: PI CURTP, PI UNY IBL; IBLC; IBL Conf; CUR
Team builder: CURTP & UR overall
Candid conversations w/ colleagues: UR @ UA; Coalition of the Willing
Pedagogical xp: IBL
Quantity of contacts: balance leadership in IBL, UR, UA

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Future for Community Chairs

Support faculty members in STEM strategic plan: IBLC/CURTP models
Discipline-based Education Research: IBLC research
Outreach: MTC & Research Weekend past; MCircle & Mcamp future

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Research in strategic plan

UR / IBL focussed
Diversity high impact
Creative activity: art, history, sociology, poly sci

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Ed UR

* read lit
* implement
* study
* reflect
* revise
Similar impacts on student (retention/motivation, problem solving, grit)

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Numerical Ranges

Gau-Wu
* Tridiag toep
* Boundary gen, for 4-dim classif
Flat portion doubly stochastic
Finite Fields

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Aim for the Stars

hands-on, informal science & math summer camp
"ignite the inner scienitist"

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NE STEM 4U

student-run
brings quality, after-school STEM to disadvantaged elementary and middle school students in Omaha Public Schools (OPS)