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Sarah is a current PhD candidate in PRIME (Program for Mathematics Education) at MSU and a mathematics master’s student. She earned her bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics and Engineering Physics from Whitworth University. During this time her research projects were at the intersection of mathematics, engineering, and computation, including modeling biological fluid shifts in microgravity and evaluating electric propulsion systems for asteroid and comet sample-return missions. Sarah continued this research at Princeton in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering program before turning to mathematics education research. Her passion is twofold. First, her work explores the structural inequities within undergraduate STEM education at all levels and ways to critically explore these in an ongoing effort to pursue equity. Secondly, she is passionate about exploring how computation enacted through coding in undergraduate mathematics classrooms can bring about deeper understandings of mathematical structures and develop mathematical creativity. Her most recent project focuses on introducing CMSE 201 students to linear algebra through a series of modules in Jupyter Notebooks and the relation with mathematical creativity.
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