Math/CS 299/399 | Colloquium in Mathematics & Computer Science I & II | Fall 2020 | |

## Colloquium Speaker Reviews## Video OverviewSee the video overview about this series of assignments. It includes information on completing these in LaTeX using Overleaf. ## Student Learning OutcomesEach of these speaker review assignments will result in the following student learning outcomes by the end of the course. ## Math/CS 299- Increase their appreciation for the wide range of applications of the mathematical sciences
- Effectively communicate basic disciplinary (mathematics or computer science) concepts in writing using LaTeX and bibliographic information using BibTeX
- Develop their critical listening skills, including: obtaining, processing, evaluating, synthesizing, summarizing, and contextualizing information delivered in an academic presentation
## Math/CS 399- Articulate their appreciation for the wide range of applications of the mathematical sciences
- Effectively communicate advanced (mathematics or computer science) concepts in writing using LaTeX and bibliographic information using BibTeX
- Increase their critical listening skills, including: obtaining, processing, evaluating, synthesizing, summarizing, and contextualizing information delivered in an academic presentation
## Overview and Grading RubricGood communication is a vital part of any profession. One goal of this course is to help instruct you on how to effectively communicate as a mathematics or computer science professional. Your written summaries can form the basis of a portfolio that can be used by you to demonstrate to others (future employers, etc) your ability to communicate. Take these writing assignments seriously! Spell check your work. Take the time to correct any issues you have once the marked papers are returned to you. Your review must be written in LaTeX, which is the standard for professional communication in both mathematics and computer science. You must also use the format in the supplied template. Many of our speakers will have prepared their talks using LaTeX! Each week you must demonstrate your skill at using several features of LaTeX to produce some interesting formulae, set of symbols, or other material related to the talk. You should use this as an opportunity to learn more about using LaTeX. LaTeX is a superset of TeX and both use a nearly identical syntax. Mathematica can produce TeX/LaTeX code that can be placed inside mathematical mode in your TeX/LaTeX file. You can use the TeXForm function to do this conversion. This is particularly useful when producing a TeX/LaTeX document using results obtained from Mathematica. Your roughly weekly assignment will consist of reviewing each speaker. These summaries will have several components as described in the grading rubric below.
## ExampleBelow is an example response paper for a ficticious talk. The source LaTeX file is Gauss.tex. It uses the style file albion.bst, the BibTeX file colloquium.bib, and the image file Gauss.jpg. This example paper includes many LaTeX features that not all your papers will use, thus it is longer than I expect of your response papers. ## DeliverablesSummaries will be due via email as a pdf by the next regularly scheduled class meeting time unless otherwise specified. Copyright © 2020, David A. Reimann. All rights reserved. |