Regional Faculty Conference on Research and Teaching Excellence

The Faculty Conference on Research and Teaching Excellence (FCRTE) is a two-day meeting, typically Friday and Saturday in the Spring, which rotates around the country based on NAM's regional structure. The conference is geared for faculty from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The conference consists of five components:

  • A Short Course in Computational Science
    This is a two-hour course to be held on Friday as the conference begins.
  • The Albert Turner Bharucha-Reid Lecture
    This is an hour-long talk which proceeds the Friday banquet.
  • Recognition Banquet
    This dinner takes place Friday evening.
  • Contributed Talks
    Eight faculty speakers may present on topics of their choice. Each faculty speaker has 25 minutes to present with 5 minutes of questions and answers. The talks will be held on Saturday.
  • Regional Panel Discussion
    A discussion to focus on issues relevant to the region in which the conference is held. The conference will close out on Saturday with this discussion.

Jump to the archive of the events from years past:

  • 2019: April 26-27 at Texas Southern University
  • 2017: March 24-25 at Morehouse College
  • 2012: Morgan State University
  • 2009: Miami Dade College
  • 2006: Albany State University
  • 2005: University of District of Columbia
  • 2003: Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
  • 2002: Bowie State University
  • 2001: Xavier University
  • 2000: Alabama A&M University
  • 1999: Howard University
  • 1998: Lemoyne-Owen College
  • 1997: Tuskegee University
  • 1996: Norfolk State University
  • 1995: Texas Southern University
  • 1994: Morris Brown College

2019: April 26-27 at Texas Southern University

The 2019 FCRTE will be held Friday April 26 and Saturday April 27 at Texas Southern University. Roderick Holmes is the local organizer. All of the events will either be at the Hilton University of Houston, or Room 156 in the Science Building (Building 165) at Texas Southern.

Hotel Information

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Hilton University of Houston for $199/night; it is located around one mile from Texas Southern. Contact Edray Goins if you have an interest in a room. Rooms will be released on Friday, April 5, 2019.

Hilton University of Houston
4450 University Drive
Houston, Texas 77204
(832) 531-6300

We will have shuttles which will transport guests from the Hilton University of Houston to Texas Southern.

Parking

There is parking at Texas Southern University about four blocks south of the Science Building in the West Parking Garage on the corner of Blodgett and Ennis. The cost is $3 per day. Parking at the Hilton University of Houston is $12 for self-parking, although it is $20 for overnight parking.

Contributed Talks

We will have space for up to twelve (12) speakers at the conference. Each talk should be 20 minutes long, allowing for 10 minutes of questions and answers. We will provide audio visual equipment, including a microphone, podium, projector, and computer. If you have any other special needs, please e-mail Edray Goins. The deadline to submit abstracts is Friday April 19, 2019.

Registration

Conference registration is $50 per participant. This cost includes (1) membership to NAM for one year, (2) one ticket to the Recognition Banquet Friday evening at the Texas Southern; (3) a continental breakfast Saturday morning catered by Texas Southern Catering (Sodexo); and (4) a box lunch Saturday afternoon catered by Texas Southern Catering (Sodexo). Please register for the conference using EventBrite.

Conference Schedule

Download PDF of Schedule here.

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Friday, April 26

   
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Atrium, Science Building
On-Site Registration

   
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Hilton University of Houston
Shuttle Leaves Hilton University of Houston for Texas Southern

   
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Room 156, Science Building



Conference Welcome and Introductions
Edray Herber Goins, President of NAM
Roderick Holmes, FCRTE Local Organizer, Texas Southern University
Azime Saydam}, Math Dept Chair and Interim Dean, Texas Southern University
Jacqueline Brannon-Giles, NAM Region C Member
   
AFTERNOON SESSION Moderator: Roderick Holmes (Texas Southern University)
   
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Room 156, Science Building
The Implementation of Differentiated Instruction to Introduction to Statistics, Data Mining, and Analytics at Jarvis Christian College
Widodo Samyono (Jarvis Christian College)
   
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Room 156, Science Building
Bridging the Gaps in Undergraduate Mathematics Education
Roselyn Williams (Florida A&M University)
   
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Room 156, Science Building
Why buy the Cow? How to Access Free Online Educational Resources
Gladys Renee Scott (Houston Community College System)
   
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Room 156, Science Building
Higher Algebraic K-theory and Representations of Algebraic Groups
Aderemi Kuku (National Mathematical Centre, Abuja)
   
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Atrium, Science Building
Beverage Break
Texas Southern Catering
   
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Room 156, Science Building


Albert Turner Bharucha-Reid Lecture
Interesting Problems in Difference Equations:Researching Solution Behavior
Willie Taylor (Texas Southern University)
Introduction by Joan Evans (Texas Southern University)
   
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Atrium, Science Building
Recognition Banquet

   
8:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Science Building
Shuttle Returns to Hilton University of Houston

   

Saturday, April 27

   
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Hilton University of Houston
Shuttle Leaves Hilton University of Houston for Texas Southern

   
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Room 156, Science Building
Hot Breakfast
Texas Southern Catering
   
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Atrium, Science Building
On-Site Registration

   
MORNING SESSION Moderator: Edray Herber Goins (Pomona College)
   
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Room 156, Science Building
Winning the Race as an Excellent Classroom Math Professor and a Modest Researcher (at an size Institution)
Johnny Houston (Elizabeth City State University)
   
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Room 156, Science Building
Enlarging Localized Polynomial Rings
Cory Colbert (Washington \& Lee University)
   
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Room 156, Science Building
Interventions to Improve Mathematical Proficiency in STEM fields
Arun Verma (Hampton University)
   
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Atrium, Science Building
Beverage Break
Texas Southern Catering
   
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Room 156, Science Building
A Hierarchical Model for Four-State Binocular Rivalry
Yunjiao Wang (Texas Southern University)
   
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room 156, Science Building
Funding Opportunities at the National Science Foundation
Talitha Washington (National Science Foundation/Howard University)
   
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Room 156, Science Building

Lunch and Regional Business Meeting
Jacqueline Brannon Giles, Presiding
Texas Southern Catering
   
AFTERNOON SESSION Moderator: Roderick Holmes (Texas Southern University)
   
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Room 156, Science Building
Mixed Coloring of Some Graphs
Julian Apelete Allagan (Elizabeth City State University)
   
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Room 156, Science Building
HBCU Effective Online and Blended Teaching
Arminder Kounsil (Langston University)
   
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Room 156, Science Building
Behavior of Solutions of a Second Order Maxilinear Difference Equation
Robert Nehs (Texas Southern University)
   
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Room 156, Science Building
An Application of Math: Music
Tong Wu (Texas Southern University)
   
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Atrium, Science Building
Beverage Break
Texas Southern Catering
   
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Room 156, Science Building




Regional Panel Discussion
Reestablishing Our Connection with the Communities that We Service
Laurette Foster (Prairie View A&M University)
Aderemi Kuku (National Mathematical Centre, Abuja)
Talitha Washington (National Science Foundation/Howard University)
Moderator: Jacqueline Brannon-Giles (Houston Community College System)
   
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Room 156, Science Building
Closing Session/Wrap-up
Adjournment
   
5:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Science Building
Shuttle Returns to Hilton University of Houston


2017: March 24-25 at Morehouse College

The 2017 FCRTE will be held March 24-25 at Morehouse College. Tuwaner Hudson Lamar, NAM's Region A Member, is the local organizer. All of the events will either be at the Ramada Plaza Atlanta Capitol Park, or Dansby 200 in the Mathematics Department at Morehouse.

Hotel Information

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Ramada Plaza Atlanta Capitol Park for $99/night. Use the code Morehouse College Mathematics when reserving your room. This code is good through March 21, 2017.

Ramada Plaza Atlanta Capitol Park
450 Capitol Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia 30312
(404) 591-2000
http://www.ramadaplazaatlantadowntown.com

We will have shuttles which will transport guests from the Ramada Plaza to Morehouse College.

Parking

Parking at Morehouse College is $3 for Friday, although it is free on Saturday. Parking at the Ramada Plaza is $10 for self-parking, although it is $18 for overnight parking.

Contributed Talks

We will have space for up to eight speakers at the conference. Each talk should be 20 minutes long, allowing for 10 minutes of questions and answers. We will provide audio visual equipment, including a microphone, podium, projector, and computer. If you have any other special needs, please e-mail Edray Goins or Tuwaner Lamar.

Registration

Conference registration is $50 per participant. This cost includes one ticket to the Recognition Banquet Friday evening at the Ramada Plaza; a continental breakfast Saturday morning catered by Q-Time; and a box lunch Saturday afternoon catered by Jason's Deli. Please register for the conference using EventBrite.

Conference Schedule

Download PDF of Schedule here.