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[Michelle Raymond]
Michelle Raymond

Title: Technical Apprentice
Dates: August, 1995 - Present
Office: Geometry Center, Room 516
Phone: (612) 626-8310
E-mail: raymond@geom.umn.edu
Personal Homepage: http://www.geom.umn.edu/~raymond/


Activities at the Geometry Center

Michelle's work at the Geometry Center falls into three main categories: outreach/interaction, software development, and system maintenance.

Outreach/interaction includes tours, dissemination of information and images, working with visitors and answering questions in person or via the phone or email. Recently, she has coordinated and participated in several tours. One was for a group from Apple Corp., another was for a group of elementary teachers and a third was for a group of community college students. She also gathered images and added captions for several exhibits, galleries and educational boards.

Her main software development project is the implementation of Kaleidotile on the PC. In addition, she plans to develop an online tutorial to accompany the PC version.

Michelle assists in maintaining the Center's computer network, in particular the PCs, and is responsible for updating certain portions of the Center's web site. Currently, she is working on a slight restructuring of the External Links pages. She also oversee the Downloadable Software and Seminars sections of the web.

Background

At the age of ten, Michelle was introduced to mathematics that required creative visualization to solve problems. Instantly, she was hooked, and has playing with mathematics and computers ever since.

Between 1984 and 1993, she tutored mathematics students, wrote and presented mini-lessons on intriguing mathematics concepts and problems, facilitated discussion groups and gave talks. Her favorite topics were Polyomino fitting problems, construction of the Platonic solids and techniques to circumvent Math Phobia.

She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and in Computer Science in 1993 at Gonzaga University. Upon graduation, she worked as a Statistician for business and then as a Software Engineer for industry.

In August of 1995 she began work as an apprentice at The Geometry Center. She also is working toward a Masters in mathematics at the University of Minnesota.

Education

Bachelor of Science: Mathematics (May, 1993)
Bachelor of Science: Computer Science (May, 1993)
Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington

Professional Experience

Recent Employment

Talks/Presentations/Demonstrations/Software


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