# News

Timothy S. Wegner will be defending his dissertation, titled *Students' Tool Usage, Justifications*, *and Reported Confidence When Using Dynamic Geometry Environments* on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 3:00 pm in 310 Erickson.

MSU invites applications for a tenure system Assistant Professor faculty position focusing on **post-secondary Mathematics or Statistics Education**.

Several MSU mathematics education doctoral students and faculty members will be presenting later this week at the 43^{rd} Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA 43).

Several MSU Mathematics Education faculty members and doctoral students presented last week at the virtual *Eleventh International Mathematics Education and Society Conference (MES 11): Exploring new ways to connect*.

The PRIME program is excited to introduce Ashley Fabry, a first-year mathematics education doctoral student here at Michigan State University.

We are delighted to welcome José Saul Barbosa, first-year mathematics education doctoral student, to PRIME and MSU.

PRIME is pleased to introduce Anthony Dickson, a first-year mathematics education doctoral student.

Many of the Mathematics Education faculty and staff, doctoral students, and their families gathered at Frances Park in Lansing on August 30th for a fall welcome boxed dinner.

Congratulations to Taren Going, former PRIME Mathematics Education doctoral student, who anticipated a May 2022 graduation, but successfully defended her dissertation and graduated in Summer 2021!

PRIME is delighted to welcome three new outstanding mathematics education doctoral students this fall: **José Saul Barbosa, Anthony Dickson **and** Ashley Fabry**.

Taren McKenna Going will be defending her dissertation, titled *The Relationship Between Productive Disciplinary Engagement and Middle Grades Students' Construction of Written Justifications* on Wednesday, July 28th, 2021 at 10:30 am.

Several MSU mathematics education faculty and graduate students will be participating virtually at the ICME-14 conference, July 11-18, 2021.

David M. Bowers will be defending his dissertation on Tuesday, June 29th, 2021 at 1:00 pm.

Sunghwan Byun will be defending his dissertation on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 3:00 pm.

Kevin Voogt will be defending his dissertation* *on Tuesday, June 15th at 10:00 am.

Read about MSU faculty and graduate student math ed virtual presentations at PME-NA 42 this week and next.

David Bowers (graduating PRIME doctoral student) and Christopher Dubbs (2020 PRIME doctoral graduate) have launched in collaboration with others, a new research institute as well as affiliated journal of mathematics education.

Congratulations to our PRIME Mathematics Education doctoral graduates!

View Corey Drake's *Mathematics Curriculum and COVID-19: Implications for Equity* video. Ask questions, comment and vote on your favorite from May 11 to May 18, 2021 at the STEM for All Video Showcase.

Durrell Jones will be defending his dissertation, titled A CRITICAL RACE EXAMINATION OF FOUR YOUNG BLACK MEN’S PARTICIPATION IN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DEVELOPMENTAL/ REMEDIAL MATHEMATICS, on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 3:00 pm.