Workshop to Ignite Students' Mathematical Identities

Welcome to the Ignite Students' Mathematical Identities Workshop page! 

We are delighted to host and work with 20 mathematics teachers (K-12) from the Pittsburgh area for this unique professional development opportunity. The main goal of the workshop is to provide teachers with opportunities to create meaningful activities connected to 'Meet a Mathematician' videos. In particular, we will learn how to:

Dates and Location: (all times are Eastern time)

First Virtual Session: January 30th (over Zoom) (time: 5pm - 7:30pm)

In-Person Main Workshop: February 17th (at Carnegie Mellon University - Posner Hall 145)  (time: 9am - 3pm)

Second Virtual Session:  March 14th (over Zoom)  (time: 5pm - 7:30pm)

In-person workshop Logistics

Map showing the room and parking locations

LOCATIONPosner Hall 145


Option 1: East Campus Garage ($11/day)

Option 2: Street parking at Frew or Tech st ($2.50/hour)

DIRECTIONS (click on the links)

To Parking Garage ($11/day, 5 min. walk to Posner Hall) 

To Posner Hall 

RESTROOMS: Gender neutral bathrooms are located at the Hall of Arts (HOA) Floor A: A50A, and Floor 1: 104A and 192.

LACTATION ROOMS: are located at the Hall of Arts (HOA) Floor A room A51

Registration is free!

 Register using this link.

Deadline to register:  January 22th, 2024 (Extended deadline!)

 Each participant will receive a stipend* for their participation and a free copy of one of the books from the Catalyzing Change Series

Lunch and refreshements will be provided at the in-person event.

If you have any questions about the workshop, you can email Dr. Anne Marie Marshall  at

Workshop Overview

Our Mission: 

Our goal is to foster a long-lasting partnership with educators passionate about enriching their curriculum with 'Meet a Mathematician' videos. We're here to support and work with you as you find creative ways to integrate these videos into your lessons.

MEET the Workshop Team

Noel Bourne

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Tennessee State University

Padi Fuster Aguilera

NSF MPS-Ascend Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Colorado Boulder

Selvi Kara

Assistant Professor

Bryn Mawr College

Anne Marie Marshall

Researcher, Center for Math and Science Education Research

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Cat Raanes

PhD Student

Carnegie Mellon University

Michael Young

Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Carnegie Mellon University

Our Sponsors

*Stipends up to $250 will be based on attendance.