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Lecture: Gender vs Character in Mathematics and Beyond
Eugenia Cheng will give the lecture “Character vs Gender in Mathematics and Beyond.” Dr. Cheng is a Scientist in Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and author of the books “How to Bake Pi” and “The Art of Logic.” She is a mathematician, pianist, and teacher whose aim is to rid the world of “math phobia.”
Dr. Cheng will share what she has learned from teaching math to art students at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago contrasted with years in more usual academic institutions – what put them off math, ways I have found to change their mind, and how this might be related to the gender imbalances in math, STEM, and beyond.
This event is sponsored by the Harold K. Sage Foundation and the Illinois State University Foundation Fund, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, the Mathematics Department, the School of Biological Sciences, the Department of Chemistry, the School of Information Technology, the Center for Mathematics Science and Technology and the Illinois Wesleyan University First Year Experience – Office of the Provost.