#35 How a Liberal Arts Degree Will Help You In Math and Research with Catherine Roberts

allison loves math podcast Mar 14, 2021

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This week, I interview Catherine Roberts, Executive Director of The American Mathematical Society and Math Professor at College of the Holy Cross, about the far-reaching impact her liberal arts education from Bowdoin College has had on her research, teaching, and career.

In this episode, Catherine shares: 

  • The many ways communication skills relate to math
  • How her liberal arts degree aided her in her research on water rafting in the Grand Canyon
  • How the language we use to teach subtraction in elementary school relates to higher levels of math
  • The different ways teaching Calculus changed during the Calculus Reform Movement
  • The goals and benefits of the American Mathematical Society (which you MUST check out!)

Watch the original video recording of the interview on YouTube:

Learn more about Catherine Roberts and the American Mathematical Society at ams.org.