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Diversity Dialogue Luncheon in Celebration of Ada Lovelace Day – Calgary
11 October 2018 @ 11:20 am - 1:00 pm
Inclusion-exclusion in mathematics: who stays in, who falls out, why it happens, and what we should do about it.
Join Dr. Cheng for an informal discussion about her experiences of being a female mathematician and teaching mathematics at all levels – from elementary school to grad school. The question why women are under-represented in mathematics is complex. There are no simple answers – only multiple contributing factors.
Dr. Cheng argues that by focusing on character traits rather than gender, we can have more productive and less divisive conversations. To show this, Dr. Cheng will introduce gender-neutral character adjectives “ingressive” and “congressive” to replace masculine and feminine.
“I will share my experience of teaching congressive abstract mathematics to art students, in a congressive way, and the possible effects this could have for everyone in mathematics, not just women.”
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