Jess(ica) F. Ellis

Assistant Professor

Deptartment of Mathematics

Colorado State University, Fort Collins


jess.ellis (at) colostate (dot) edu

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News


Related to Gender and Calculus


The Huffington Post, "This Popular Math Class Is At The Heart Of The STEM Gender Gap, Study Suggests" by Dominique Mosbergen; August 4, 2016

Vocativ, "The Math Problem Diverting Women Out Of STEM Careers" by Allee Manning; August 2, 2016

Science Careers, "Low math confidence discourages female students from pursuing STEM disciplines" by Maggie Kuo; July 22, 2016

U.S. News, "Calculus Steers Women Away From STEM" by Lauren Camera; July 21, 2016

Arizona Public Media, "Study: College Calculus Deters Women from STEM fields" by Melissa Sevignu; July 18, 2018

Washington Post, "Calculus apprehensions may steer women away from science careers" by Rachel Feltman; July 14, 2016

Denver Business Journal, "Why do women students drop out of STEM majors? New study pinpoints a culprit" by Caitlin Hendee; July 14, 2016

Source, "Calculus I factors women out of STEM degrees, researchers find" by Katie Courage; July 13

Arkansas Online, "Calculus class kicking women off career path, expert says" by Jaime Adame; April 3, 2016



Papers


Publications


Zandieh, M., Ellis, J., & Rasmussen, C. (2016). Student Concept Images of Function and Linear Transformation. Educational Studies in Mathematics. doi:10.1007/s10649-016-9737-0


Ellis, J, Fosdick, B, & Rasmussen, C. Women 1.5 Times More Likely to Leave STEM Pipeline After Calculus Compared to Men: Lack of Mathematical Confidence a Potential Culprit. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0157447


Rasmussen, C., & Ellis, J. (2015). Calculus coordination at PhD-granting universities: More than just using the same syllabus, textbook, and final exam. In D. Bressoud, V. Mesa, and C. Rasmussen (Eds.), Insights and recommendations from the MAA national study of college calculus. MAA Notes (pp 109-117). Washington, DC: Mathematical Association of America.


Ellis, J. (2015). Professional Development of Graduate Students Involved in the Teaching of Calculus I. In D. Bressoud, V. Mesa, and C. Rasmussen (Eds.), Insights and recommendations from the MAA national study of college calculus. MAA Notes (pp 121-128). Washington, DC: Mathematical Association of America.


Ellis, J., Hanson, K., Nuñez, G., & Rasmussen, C. (2015). Beyond Plug and Chug: an Analysis of Calculus I Homework. International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education. DOI 10.1007/s40753-015-0012-z


Wawro, M., Ellis, J., & Soto-Johnson, H. (September, 2014). MPWR: Mentoring and Partnerships for Women in RUME. American Women in Mathematics (AWM) Newsletter.


Ellis, J., Kelton, M., & Rasmussen, C. (2014). Student perception of pedagogy and persistence in calculus. ZDM. 46 (4)., pp. 661-673.





MPWR: Mentoring and Partnerships for Women in RUME

MPWR: Mentoring and Partnerships for Women in RUME (Research in Undergradaute Mathematics Education) is a seminar that I helped create, organize, and run in February 2014, 2015, and 2016. We recently got NSF funding (THANK YOU!) for three more years of this awesome event. MPWR 2017 will be happening in San Diego this February. Please visit the website for more info!