Presentation to the Chairs
I thought we would give you all a quick update of what we have been doing while at the Informs conference.
Bob Young (NC State) and I provided updates of Project MINDSET to more than 50 chairs of IE and operations research departments. The presentations were enthusiastically received. The chairs recognize that were project MINDSET to reach thousands of high school students each year in their states, it would change the dynamic of how students are attracted to our profession. A number of the chairs from Florida, Washington, Indiana, and South Carolina, to cite a few, are looking forward to returning home and exploring how to bring Project MINDSET to schools in their region. We recommended that they first identify and partner with a leading mathematics educator in a school of education. Such individuals have broad social networks that are critical in engaging local teachers and school administrators. The immediate goal would be to offer a one-day Project MINDSET workshop for local area teachers. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming an advocate in your State, you can contact project manager Jay Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org!