Seminar #4

STEM Applications and Technology in the Classroom (City Tech Faculty Fellows)

Friday, October 20, 2017, City Tech Namm 119, 10:30 am -1:30 pm

10:30 am         Coffee and Introduction

10:40 am         STEM Applications

Presenters: Laura Ghezzi and Marianna Bonanome from the Opening Gateways Team

Abstract: The OG Team will give a brief introduction to STEM applications and show examples of work by last year’s OG fellows. Fellows will start working on their STEM Application Template.

11:40 am         Using DESMOS in the Classroom

 Presenters: Suman Ganguli, Ariane Masuda and Lucie Mingla from the Opening Gateways Team

Abstract: Desmos ( is a free online graphing calculator. Desmos includes all the capabilities of a traditional graphing calculator, but also has additional features that makes it a more useful tool for both students and instructors, including the ability to create and share classroom activities (cf  We will give a short introduction to Desmos and present some of the activities we have used in MAT1275.

1:00 pm           Lunch discussion about advising with Math Department Chair, Sandie Han,  for her slides, see here.


1:20 pm           Feedback


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Friday, November 3, 2017, 11:00 am-2 pm: An introduction to WeBWorK (joint BMCC and City Tech, held at BMCC)