Spring 2018 ArizMATYC / MAA Joint Conference

Join mathematics faculty from throughout the Southwest for the Spring 2018 ArizMATYC / MAA Joint Conference. The conference will be held at the Desert Vista Campus of Pima Community College in Tucson Arizona on Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7.

This conference will include keynote speakers, discussions, presentations, and vendor tables.

Quick Links: Presenters, Presiders, Registration, Vendors, Housing, Location

Keynote Speakers

Hortensia Soto is a professor in the School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado. She has published in various areas of mathematics education including assessment, mathematical preparation of elementary teachers, outreach efforts for high school girls, and especially in the area of teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics. Her current research efforts are dedicated to investigating the teaching and learning of complex analysis, where she adopts an embodied cognition perspective. Since her days as an undergraduate student, Hortensia has mentored young women and promoted mathematics via summer outreach programs. She frequently facilitates professional development for K-12 teachers in Colorado and has also taught teachers from rural Nebraska (where she was raised) as part of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln NSF-funded project, Math in the Middle. Hortensia is a working member of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and served as the Associate Treasurer. She is also a co-PI on an MAA NSF-funded project aimed at creating Instructional Practices Guide for Undergraduate Mathematics. This past spring, she joined the U.S. Department of Education-funded project PROMESAS (Pathways with Regional Outreach and Mathematics Excellence for Student Achievement in STEM) which is aimed at strengthening STEM student pathways to and through college and transforming collegiate calculus courses to help retain students, and help them graduate. Most importantly, she is the mom of a good-hearted young man named Miguel. Professor Soto will be speaking on Friday, April 6.

Linda Braddy is Vice President for Academic Affairs at Tarrant County College (TCC) Northeast Campus where she oversees the academic affairs division, including the academic divisions and departments, both transfer and technical programs, the library, and all academic support services. She previously served as Deputy Executive Director of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) in Washington, D.C. (2012-2016), where she oversaw MAA programs, public policy efforts, the Competitions Department, and the Meetings and Facilities Department. While at MAA, she increased the externally funded programs portfolio from $8 million to $14.5 million. She served as dean of the Division of Health and Natural Sciences at TCC’s South Campus from 2009-2011, during which time she assisted with the transition of the Nursing program to the Trinity River Campus, and subsequently served as dean of the Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences on South Campus (2011-12). Immediately prior to her tenure at TCC, she was chair of the Department of Mathematics at East Central University (ECU) in Ada, Oklahoma, as well as a tenured, full professor. Throughout her tenure at ECU, she directed professional development programs for K-12 mathematics teachers and other grant-funded initiatives to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics, directed initiatives to redesign courses and programs, and won multiple teaching awards at the local and regional levels. She received her Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Oklahoma and her research area is undergraduate mathematics education. Dr. Braddy will be speaking on Saturday, April 7.


Presentations for this year’s Joint ArizMATYC/MAA Conference can focus on topics such as instruction, history of mathematics, applied math, technology, strategies for success, opportunities for growth, and/or student success.
Proposals must be submitted by Monday, February 26, 2018.

Link to Presenter Application Form.


The conference organizers welcome your application to preside at the Spring ArizMATYC/MAA Conference. Presiders introduce the speaker, assist the speaker and see that sessions end promptly.
Applications to preside must be submitted by March 5, 2018.

Link to Presider Application Form.


Registration for the Spring ArizMATYC/MAA Conference is open. Registration for the conference is $30 and includes breakfast and lunch on Friday and breakfast on Saturday. You are also invited to join your colleagues for dinner and a guest speaker Friday night for an additional $35.

Link to Registration for the ArizMATYC/MAA Conference.

Thursday there will be a Pre-Conference Workshop on Inquiry-Based Learning. Time 10 am – 4 pm on Thu. Apr 5. Location: Desert Vista Campus. Cost: FREE but space limited to 35 attendees, so sign up soon! More details are here. Here’s the link to registration: https://goo.gl/forms/qRYfUVmtkGejy9zN2


Vendors may purchase tables ($100 or $175) or a presentation ($100). Sponsorship is also available for the conference. Vendors should follow the link below to register and pay for conference services.

Link to Vendor Registration Form.


Conference Hotel:
Desert Diamond Casino
Alternatives nearby:
  Courtyard by Marriott  520-745-6000  $119   2505 E Executive Dr, Tucson, AZ 85756
  TownPlace Suites by Marriott  520-294-6677 $108   6595 S Bay Colony Dr, Tucson, AZ
  Country Inn And Suites by Carlson 520-741-9000 $109   6885 S Tucson Blvd, Tucson, AZ
  Holiday Inn Express 520-889-6600  $109  2548 E Medina Rd, Tucson, AZ 85756
  Hyatt Place Tucson Airport-  520-295-0405  $91  6885 S Tucson Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85756
  DoubleTree Suites by Hilton  520-225-0800  $98  7051 S Tucson Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85756
  Four Points by Sheraton  520-746-02741  6935 S Tucson Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85756


The conference will be held at the Desert Vista Campus of Pima Community College at 5901 South Calle Santa Cruz, Tucson.

Desert Vista Map


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