Professional Development Seminar MAT/STA 587

Event Calendar
1. (8/25)
- TOPIC: Intro to LyX
LyX is free software. It should be avilbale in our computer labs and on the cefns full remote desktop . You can also install it on your own machine.
- HW: produce the following quiz . Replace my name with yours. Keep all the features, including typefaces and placements. Turn in a pdf file. Sample lyx file (right click) to give you a starting point. Detexify might be useful to find latex macros.
2. (9/1)
- DUE: quiz
- TOPIC: Professional article writing
- HW: write an article about the quadratic formula. You need to have all the parts we discussed in class including sections, theorems, proofs, examples, figures, cross references, citations with bibtex, etc. Make sure you include everything listed here. Solving an equation usually takes two steps. First we show that the equation implies that a solution must be one of a few candidates. Then we check which of the solution candidates actually work. Please read the equations article about this. Please also read the writing style article and try to follow the recommendations.
3. (9/8)
- DUE: nothing
- TOPIC: Continue article writing
- TOPIC: Figures with Tikz
- TOPIC: Overleaf
- HW: Recreate the tikz figure about the derivative of the inverse. Use tikz to add your name to the figure at the top right corner.
Continue working on the quadratic article.
4. (9/15)
- DUE: tikz figure
- TOPIC: GeoGebra
- HW: Recreate the Geogebra figure with a different color scheme. Use Geogebra to add your name to the figure at the top right corner. Can you spot a theorem in the figure? (not the Pythagorean Theorem)
5. (9/22)
- DUE: quadratic article
- TOPIC: Basic Web page design, HTML reference
- HW: Sign up for a free account on GitHub. Create a professional looking personal web page using GitHub Pages. Include at least one picture, some links, and some math. Upload the link to the site on Bblearn.
6. (9/29)
- DUE: geogebra figure
7. (10/6)
- DUE: web page
- TOPIC: Guest speaker: Natalie Coston (Senior Data Scientist, Lumen Technologies)
Please check the Zoom coordinates on Bblearn.
8. (10/13)
- DUE: finish the quadratic article
- TOPIC: Beamer
- HW: Create a presentation about the Law of Sines. State and prove the full version of the theorem that includes the radius of the circle as discussed in class. State the theorem required for the proof. Include an example. Use GeoGebra to create the figures. Use the beamer lyx template, or the lyx template (also in pdf format) .
9. (10/20)
- DUE: presentation
- TOPIC: Guest speaker: Edgar Fisher (Austin Community College)
Please check the Zoom coordinates on Bblearn.
- HW: Create a Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
10. (10/27)
- DUE: CV or resume
- TOPIC: Guest speaker: Robert Buscaglia (NAU) Machine learning

11. (11/3)
- DUE: nothing
- TOPIC: Train a neural net with Keras on google Colab to predict movie reviews. I recommend the book "Deep Learning With Python" by Francois Chollet ifyou are interested in deep learning. You can find many online resources by searching for the words scikit-learn, Tensorflow, automatic differentiation, GPU, CUDA
12. (11/10)
- DUE: nothing
- TOPIC: Sage is essentially Python with mathematical extensions.
Sage wikipedia page
Sage tutorial
Another Sage tutorial
- HW: Create an account on CoCalc and work through the examples in this Sage worksheet. Submit a pdf of your work.
13. (11/17)
- DUE: Sage worksheet
- TOPIC: Guest speaker: Arthur DeGraw (Actuary, GPW and Associates)
Please check the Zoom coordinates on Bblearn.
15. (12/1)
- DUE: Nothing
- TOPIC: Problem solving
- HW: Finish all assignments by midnight on Sunday 12/5.