November 6-8, 2019 * Gillette, Wyoming

Lynne Ipina

Lynne Ipiña is a recently retired Associate Professor of Mathematics.  Her STEM credentials are especially diverse as an applied mathematician with modeling work in fluid flows and population studies in mathematical biology. Her recent research interests include the impact of using primary (historical mathematics) sources in teaching advanced undergraduates. Lynne’s teaching career began as a math specialist with the program S.E.E.D (Special Education for the Disadvantaged) where she taught an innovative curriculum in both English and Spanish.  She’s been awarded for her dedication to students including the Teacher of the Year by the Rocky Mountain Section of the MAA. She worked with two NSF-funded in-service masters granting projects before authoring (as co-PI) a plan to institutionalize an endorsement/masters program allowing in-service teachers to become middle-level mathematics teachers.  More recently, Lynne was PI on another NSF-funded project to adopt an AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP) course to prepare students and in-service teachers for the new AP CSP exam offered since 2017.  For more than 15 years, she taught hybrid distance UW courses for this program, directing or serving on many of the Plan B committees of the approximately 200 students.  She has been active in statewide articulation at the K16 levels.  In particular, Lynne is a long-time officer in both WCTM and the Wyoming Association of Two-Year Colleges (WYMATC, affiliate of AMATYC) and has spent almost 20 years preparing the Wyoming State Math Contest.