Ed Burger to speak in sixth annual 'Baylor Undergraduate Lecture Series in Mathematics'July 15, 2013
Edward B. Burger, President and Professor of Mathematics at Southwestern University, will be the featured speaker in the sixth annual Baylor Undergraduate Lecture Series in Mathematics when he returns to Baylor on February 19-20, 2014.
President Ed Burger
Dr. Burger's public lecture "Thinking About Your Education: The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking" will be delivered on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4:00 pm in D109 of the Baylor Sciences Building. His second lecture, entitled " Thinking About Irrational Numbers: A Rational and Irrational Look at 1,2,3,4,...." will be given on February 20 in SR 344 at 4:00 pm. All students, faculty, guests are welcome to attend both lectures.
In February 2013, Dr. Burger was named the President of Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. Prior to that, Dr. Burger was the Francis Christopher Oakley Third Century Professor of Mathematics at Williams College, where he had been a professor since 1990. He was the 2010 winner of the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching at Baylor University. He taught two mathematics classes during his semester-in-residence. After that, Burger was hired by Baylor to be Vice Provost for Strategic Educational Initiatives for the academic year 2011-2012. Through Ed's leadership, he pushed through several significant changes, including establishing secondary majors across campus.
For more information on President Burger's lectures and biographical background, please click on Baylor Undergraduate Lecture Series in Mathematics.