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Jose Huberto Giraldo

Associate Professor of Mathematics & Statistics

Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi

F21 Class of 1996

I did my undergraduate work, in mathematics, in my home country, Colombia, SA. I came to the United States in 1984 to work on my master degree at the University of Vermont, which I finished in 1986 with a degree in Master’s in the Art of Teaching with emphasis in mathematics. I then moved to Michigan State University where I finished my PhD program in 1993 specializing in combinatorics. Since 1993 I have been at Texas A&M University –Corpus Christi (TAMUCC).

While I was at Michigan State University I had the opportunity to get involved in the mathematics reform movement through the Harvard Calculus Project. I then joined , Project NExT (New Experience in Teaching) in 1994 and PKAL in 1995, groups which are actively involved in mathematics and STEM reform. At TAMUCC I have continued helping the STEM student not only through my classes but also in leadership positions such as Mathematics Core Curriculum Director and later Coordinator of the Mathematics Program. The STEP grant is the latest endeavor in my academic life aimed to impact significantly a large population of STEM students.

Interview: José Giraldo, Tingxiu Wang, Edward Zovinka
Science Talent Expansion Programs: NSF Funded STEP Projects
Three members of Project Kaleidoscope’s Faculty for the 21st Century are taking the lead on their individual campuses in a major, NSF-funded effort to increase the number and success of students who pursue studies and a degree in one of the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).