Interdisciplinary Dinner with Drs. Mary & Robert Capraro
Posted by Aradhana George on September 19, 2016
The Graduate and Professional Student Council is hosting their first Interdisciplinary Dinner of the fall semester on Saturday, September 24th, 2016 at 6 pm. The dinner will be held at the home of distinguished professors: Drs. Mary and Robert Capraro from the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture. The main course is generously provided by Drs. Capraro. Students attending the dinner are encouraged to bring a side dish of their preference. Spaces are limited for this event and will be filled on a first come basis.
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About our hosts:-
Dr. Mary M. Capraro is a professor of Mathematics Education in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture. Her research interests include teacher knowledge and preparation in mathematics education and student understanding of mathematical concepts. She has over 80 peer-reviewed articles, and 125 national and international presentations. She has taught undergraduate, masters, doctoral, and EdD. classes through face-to-face, hybrid, online, and study abroad formats, which attests to the versatility of her teaching. She is currently Co-PI of the Aggie STEM Center, Teacher Quality, and the STEM Collaborative grants – working extensively with public schools and school districts around Texas planning mathematics PDs and designing interdisciplinary project-based learning activities. She is associate editor of the Middle Grades Research Journal. During the summer of 2015 and 2016 she received a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission to hold the residential Governors Aggie Academy camp for senior science fair winners across the state of Texas.
Dr. Robert M. Capraro is Co-Director of Aggie STEM, Director of STEM Collaborative for Teacher Professional Learning, and Professor of Mathematics Education in the Department of Teaching Learning and Culture at Texas A&M University. Dr. Capraro’s expertise is applied research in school settings, program evaluation, the teacher as change agent for STEM school improvement, and STEM student achievement. He is currently involved in research in six school districts and more than 20,000 students and 80 teachers. His editorial work includes Associate Editor of the American Educational Research Journal, School Science and Mathematics, and Middle Grades Research Journal and the Research Advisory Committee for the Association of Middle Level Education and the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education. He was selected as a minority scholar for 2007 by the Educational Testing Service and served as president of the Southwest Educational Research Association. He is the author or co-author of four books, several book chapters and more than 100 articles on mathematics education, quantitative research methods, and teacher education. His total external funding is close to $7 million.
About the dinners:
The main purpose of the Interdisciplinary Dinners is to provide graduate and professional students from across the university with an opportunity to interact with and learn. The dinners also allow students to network with peers outside their academic field. For more information or questions contact Alisha Ahamed, the Graduate and Professional Student Council Vice President of University Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration | Date: September 24, 2016 | Time: 6:00 PM