Life Applications of Math

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Life Applications of Math
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178: TR 2:00-3:15PM
Fall 2017

Travel through time and across many cultures to glimpse the lives and works of mathematicians. We’ll travel through beautiful mosques in medieval Spain and study the rich geometries involved. Experience the Renaissance period and the brilliant mathematicians whose ideas have taken over 400 years to prove. Even today in our modern era people around the world are discovering amazing new ideas! Some communities support/supported their native mathematicians, others do or did not.  Learn about the rich diversity of men and women whose talent in mathematics will inspire you. We’ll find themes in art, music, architecture– even religion. Come explore with us and surprise yourself by finding math in your community, too.

Lisa Maggiore attended The Ohio State University and graduated with a B.S. degree in Business Administration. Relocating to North Carolina, Mrs. Maggiore spent 25 years working as a Certified Public Accountant, mostly with privately-owned businesses. In 2010, she earned her Masters' degree in Mathematical Sciences from Appalachian State University and has been happily employed here since. She loves interacting with the freshmen students and follows many of them through to their own graduation from ASU. Married with five children and three grandchildren, Mrs. Maggiore is an avid equestrienne and loves reading, gardening and travel.

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The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Rick Klima

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