Reconnecting Two Year College Faculty
to the Mathematical Sciences Enterprise

Series of Two Two-Day Workshops for Two-Year College Teachers
Dates: May 18 & 19, 1998 and November 14 & 15, 1998

The sessions for this program in discrete mathematics are built around five major themes of discrete mathematics that are identified in the New Jersey Mathematics Curriculum Framework and that are reflected in Standard 14 of the New Jersey Mathematics Standards adopted by the New Jersey State Board of Education on May 1, 1996.

These five themes are:

A. Systematic listing and counting

B. Using discrete mathematical models

C. Applying iterative patterns and processes

D. Organizing and processing information

E. Finding the best solution using algorithms

The program will have four workshops (each 90 minutes) and six mini-workshops (each 45 minutes). The general topics (and order) of these workshops are as follows:

Monday morning: S-1. Systematic counting (A)

M-1. Modeling using graphs (B)

Monday afternoon: S-2. Patterns in numbers and geometry (C)

M-2. Iterative patterns and processes (C)

Monday evening: S-3. Finding the best solution (E)

M-3. Modeling using graphs (B)

Tuesday morning: S-4. Modeling in biology (B)

M-4. Modeling in biology (B)

Tuesday afternoon: M-5. Organizing and processing information (D)

M-6. To be announced

M-7. Organizing and processing information (D)

The sessions will be led by Joseph G. ("Joe") Rosenstein, L. Charles ("Chuck") Biehl, Elizabeth ("Z") Sweedyk, and Stephen ("Steve") Maurer. The program is organized by Joe Rosenstein, Jean Lane and Fred S. Roberts.


Breakfast: A continental breakfast will be available in the lounge (room 401) on Monday and Tuesday mornings beginning at 7:15 a.m. (Note: The program will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m.) Coffee will be available throughout the day in the kitchen outside of the lounge.

Lunch: Lunch will be available each day at the Busch Campus Student Center. You will receive tickets which are redeemable for lunch at either Gerlanda's Deli, Gerlanda's Pizza, Szechwan Express (Chinese) or Wendy's.

Dinner: A buffet dinner will be served for our group Monday evening at the site of the program. Dinner will be from 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.


You will be provided with a room (double occupancy) at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Piscataway on Monday evening at no cost. Please remember to check out prior to arriving at breakfast on Tuesday morning. Further questions about housing should be directed to Program Administrator, Elaine Foley (732) 445-4631, epfoley@dimacs.rutgers.edu.


In your packet of information you will find a parking pass which you should fill out (vehicle license plate number) and place on your dashboard upon arrival in one of the Rutgers University parking lots (60b or 64). You do not need a parking pass or have to pay to park either at the hotel or on campus.

DIMACS Two-Day Program - May 18-19, 1998


Workshops will be held in room 431, CoRE Building.

(Study Group Session will be held in the lounge.)

Monday, May 18

7:15 - 8:00 Registration and Breakfast - 4th floor, CoRE Building

8:00 - 8:10 Opening Session - Joseph G. Rosenstein and Jean Lane

8:10 - 9:30 Workshop 1: Systematic Counting - Joseph G. Rosenstein

9:30 - 10:15 Study Groups

10:15 - 10:30 Break

10:30 - 11:00 Review Session

11:00 - 11:45 Mini-Workshop 1: Applications of Graph Coloring - L. Charles Biehl

11:45 - 12:30 Lunch - Busch Student Center

12:30 - 2:00 Workshop 2: Patterns in Numbers and Geometry - Joseph G. Rosenstein

2:00 - 2:45 Study Groups

2:45 - 3:00 Break

3:00 - 3:30 Review Session

3:30 - 4:15 Mini-Workshop 2: Introduction to Fractal Geometry - L. Charles Biehl

4:15 - 4:30 Break

4:30 - 6:00 Workshop 3: Finding the Best Solution Using Algorithms

- Joseph G. Rosenstein

6:00 - 6:30 Dinner - Lounge, 4th floor CoRE Building

6:30 - 7:15 Study Groups

7:15 - 7:45 Review Session

7:45 - 8:30 Mini-Workshop 3: Critical Path Analysis - L. Charles Biehl

Tuesday, May 19

7:15 - 8:00 Breakfast, 4th floor lounge, CoRE Building

8:00 - 9:30 Workshop 4: Building Phylogenetic Trees

9:30 - 10:15 Study Groups

10:15 - 10:30 Break

10:30 - 11:00 Review Session

11:00 - 11:45 Mini-Workshop 4: Physical Mapping and Short Superstrings - Elizabeth Sweedyk

11:45 - 12:30 Lunch - Busch Student Center

12:30 - 1:15 Mini-Workshop 5: Elections - Joseph G. Rosenstein

1:15 - 2:00 Mini-Workshop 6: To be announced

2:00 - 2:15 Break

2:15 - 3:00 Writing Discrete Mathematics Modules - Stephen Maurer

3:00 - 3:45 Mini-Workshop 7: Codes and Modular Arithmetic - L. Charles Biehl

3:45 - 4:30 Closing Session