An important quality of this gathering is that every participant is presenting in some fashion, and contributing to the emerging understanding of this topic. Our collective goal is to form a ten-year research agenda that will provide a coherent set of evidence-based design principles for enhancing mathematics education and broadening participation in all STEM fields.This will be presented in a White Paper to NSF at the end of August. We will have specific time to discuss this on the third day of our event. 

Below are guidelines on each type of presentation, activity, and space/technology available.

Presentation Guidelines:

There will be 22 talks, grouped in sessions of 5-6 talks, followed by facilitated group discussions and expert discussants. These are 15-min slots which includes the Q&A time - please keep this in mind as you prepare your presentation.

We’ll provide the projector - you provide the technology to run your presentation!

Poster Guidelines:

There will be 20+ posters, each presented by junior scholars.

Each presenter will have a 48” x 48” cork board to place their posters on - so stay within those size limitations as you design your poster!

Educator Roundtables:

One session will include 5 Educator Roundtables that will provide an important means for bridging issues of educational practice with research and design in a small group setting. 

Mathematical Activities:

There will be 9 different embodied mathematics activities throughout the workshop, generally with two such activities running in parallel. For more information about the general set-up of the rooms, see Venues.

Applications are closed.

We are soliciting requests for participation through a review process. Scholars from all nations are encouraged to apply. All selected participants are obligated to present during the workshop and participate in discussions and organized activities. Those interested in participating need to upload to our webpage  (1) a 2-page biographical sketch (guidelines described below), and (2) a 300-word summary statement of how your contributions fit with the workshop theme, “The Future of Embodied Design for Mathematical Imagination and Cognition.”

Attendance of presenters is mandatory in order to be included in the workshop, and your submission is taken as an affirmation that you can attend if selected.

We anticipate covering the travel, hotel, and food costs of all selected presenters (about 30 total), practicing teachers, and a select number of postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.

The workshop will produce an internal white paper that will be submitted to NSF. An edited workshop proceedings will be proposed for future publication and dissemination.


Guidelines for Biographical Sketches, adapted from the National Science Foundation

A biographical sketch (limited to two pages) is required for each applicant in the order and format specified below.

 (a) Professional Preparation

A list of the individual’s education and postdoctoral training (including location) as indicated below:

Undergraduate Institution(s), Location, Major, Degree & Year

Graduate Institution(s), Location, Major, Degree & Year

Postdoctoral Institution(s), Location, Area, Inclusive Dates (years)

(b) Appointments

A list, in reverse chronological order, of all of the individual's academic/professional appointments, beginning with the current appointment.

(c) Intellectual Products

A list of: (i) up to five publications (APA format) most closely related to the workshop theme; and (ii) up to five other significant publications or products you wish to share.

 (d) Synergistic Activities

A list of up to five examples that demonstrate the broader impact of the individual’s professional and scholarly activities that focuses on embodied mathematical thinking and teaching. Examples could include, among others: innovations in teaching and training (e.g., development of curricular materials and pedagogical methods); design of learning technology; contributions to the science of learning; development and/or refinement of research tools; development of databases to support research and education; broadening the participation of groups underrepresented in STEM; and service to the scientific and engineering community outside of the individual’s immediate organization.