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Presentations

Laura Taalman


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Keynote Addresses

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FAIL: A Mathematician’s Apology
Banquet Address, MAA MD/DC/VA Section Meeting
Frostburg State University, Maryland, April 2017

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Math by Design: 3D printing for the working mathematician
MAA Invited Address, Joint Mathematics Meetings
Atlanta, Georgia, January 2017

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Math in the Third Dimension: Getting started with 3D printing
Keynote address, Kansas City Mathematics Technology Expo
University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri, October 2016

smithsonian_logo_colorAbstraction Takes Shape: 3D printing and mathematics
Invited address, Smithsonian Associates Seminar Series
Washington D.C., September 2016

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Learn to 3D Print Knots
Invited address, UnKnot Conference III
Denison University, Ohio, August 2016

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Bringing Abstraction into Reality: 3D-printed Catalan wireframes
Keynote address, UNCG Regional Mathematics and Statistics Conference
UNC Greensboro, North Carolina, November 2015

sigma-pi-horizontal-wordmark-with-letters-purple-01Making Mathematics Real: Knot theory, experimental mathematics, and 3D printing
Closing address, 10th annual SUMS Conference
James Madison Univeristy, Harrisonburg, Virginia, September 2014

gstemletterheadMaking Mathematics Real: Knot theory, experimental mathematics, and 3D printing
Keynote address, NYU Courant Institute GSTEM Convocation
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York City, August 2014

njcu-new-logo3D Printing in the Classroom: STEM Recruitment and Retention
Opening keynote address, NJCU/NCCC Opening the Gate Summer Institute
New Jersey City University, July 2014

njcu-new-logoFunctioning in Calculus: Combining Algebra, Precalculus, and Calculus
Closing keynote address, NJCU/NCCC Opening the Gate Summer Institute
New Jersey City University, July 2014

momath-logo-verticalMaking Mathematics Real: Knot theory, experimental mathematics, and 3D printing
Invited public lecture, Math Encounters Lecture Series [full video]
National Museum of Mathematics, New York City, August 2014

maa_blue_link-smallerlMaking Mathematics Real: Knot theory, experimental mathematics, and 3D printing
Invited public lecture, MAA Carriage House Distinguished Lecture Series [video teaser] [article] [puzzle]
MAA National Headquarters, Washington, D.C., February 2014

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Keynote address, UT Undergraduate Mathematics Conference
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, April 2013

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Keynote speaker, 26th Annual Moravian Student Mathematics Conference
Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, February 2012

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Closing address, MAA Allegheny Section Meeting
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Pennsylvania, April 2010

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Taking Sudoku Seriously
Keynote address, Greater Richmond Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference
Reynolds Community College, Richmond, Virginia, March 2010

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Closing address, MAA Northeastern Section Meeting
Western New England University, Springfield, Massachusetts, November 2009

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Opening address, MAA Illinois Section Meeting
Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois, March 2009

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Keynote address, MAA EPaDel Section Meeting
Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, March 2009

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Taking Sudoku Seriously
Keynote address, Center for Undergraduate Research (CURM) Conference
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, March 2009

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Sudoku: Questions, Variations, and Research
Invited address, V2CTM Teachers Conference
Rockingham County, Virginia, November 2008

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MAA Lecture for Students, MathFest
Madison, Wisconsin, August 2008

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Exhibits

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Exhibit with Alicia Tam Wei, International Design Event, Wanted Design Manhattan
Manhattan, New York, May 2016

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Exhibit with Alicia Tam Wei, Astor Place Deisgn Pavillion, American Design Club
Manhattan, New York, May 2016

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Transmissions
Exhibited 3D-printed mathgrrl designs, as part of Tom Burtonwood exhibition
Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon, Illinois, February to May 2016

jmmmd2017-web-header2Pi Scarf
Exhibited at the Juried exhibition of Fibre Art and Mathematics, Joint Mathematics Meetings
Washington, DC, January 2009

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Invited Talks

jmu-logoCode x Design: 3D printing for computer scientists
Invited colloquium talk, Computer Science Research Seminar Talks
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, March 2018

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From Print to Product: Design Resources and Shop Strategies
Closing talk, Make It, Print It, Sell It Design Exhibition for NYPL and Shapeways
Science, Industry, and Business Library, Manhattan, New York City, September 2017

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Designing Large: Z-Unlimited
Guest lecture, 3D Thursdays Printing and Hacking Meetup
Fat Cat Fab Lab, Manhattan, New York City, May 2016

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Getting Started with OpenSCAD
Guest lecture, 3D Thursdays Printing and Hacking Meetup
Fat Cat Fab Lab, Manhattan, NYC, April 2016

logo1Making Math Real with 3D Printing
Main auditorium talk, Lady Tech Guild, Maker Fest India
CEPT University FabLab, Ahmedabad, India, January 2016

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Engaged Learning:  Make stuff, do it yourself, learn to fail
Invited talk, Madison Catalyst Series, Institute for Visual Studies
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, November 2015

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Bringing Abstraction into Reality: 3D-printed Catalan wireframes
Invited talk, NYU Martin Gardner Celebration of Mind
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York City, October 2015

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Bringing Abstract Mathematics into Reality with 3D Printing
Invited talk, Two Sigma Investments Speaker Series
New York City, June 2015

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3D Printing Mathematics
Nifty Fifty USA Science & Engineering speaker, Walt Whitman High School
Rockville, Maryland, May 2015

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3D Printing Mathematics: A menagerie of knots and Menger sponges
Invited MoMath assembly speaker, Friends Seminary School
New York City, November 2014

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Invited MoMath assembly speaker, Convent of the Sacred Heart School
New York City, November 2014

make-a-thon_challenge_thumbMathematical Sculptures with OpenSCAD and Other 3D Design Tools
Invited talk, MakerBot Thingiverse Make-a-Thon
MakerBot Headquarters, Brooklyn, New York, October 2014

maa_blue_link-smallerl3D Printing Mathematics
Invited talk and workshop, USA Mathematics Olympiad Winners Celebration [article and photos]
MAA National Headquarters, Washington, D.C., June 2014

cfi_logoPolyhedra, knot theory, experimental mathematics, and 3D printing
Invited lunch talk, January Symposium, Center for Faculty Innovation
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, January 2014

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Invited lecture, Helen Barton Lecture Series in Computational Mathematics
UNC Greensboro, North Carolina, November 2013

wnqsb2apSpiral Knots, Singular Knots, and Knots in Space
Invited talk, Open and Accessible Problems in Knot Theory, MathFest
Hartford, Connecticut, August 2013

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Spiral Knots: Patterns, invariants and exploratory mathematics
Invited talk, Institute for Visual Studies Lecture Series
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, March 2013

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Invited address, Pi Mu Epsilon Induction Ceremony
Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, Maryland, March 2012

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Invited address, Mu Alpha Theta Induction
Maggie Walker Governor’s School, Richmond, Virginia, February 2013

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Invited colloquium talk, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Longwood University, Farmville, Virginia, January 2013

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Invited colloquium talk, Department of Mathematics
University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia, November 2010

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Invited address, Mathematical Lectures for Undergraduates Series
Notre Dame University, Fredericksburg, Virginia, November 2010

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Invited talk, UnKnot Conference I
Denison University, Granville, Ohio, July 2009

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Taking Sudoku Seriously
Invited talk, Association for Women in Mathematics Lecture Series
University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, March 2009

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Taking Sudoku Seriously
Invited talk, Columbia College Lecture Series
Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois, March 2009

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Sudoku: Questions, Variations, and Research
Invited talk, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Physics Conversation Series
Roanoke College, Roanoke, Virginia, November 2008

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Sudoku: Questions, Variations, and Research
Invited talk, Summer Conference of the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State
Syracuse, New York, August 2008

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Contributed Talks

jmmmd2017-web-header2Math as Design Engine: Leveraging mathematics to create 3D printed art
MAA Themed Session on Arts and Mathematics: The Interface, Joint Mathematics Meetings
San Diego, California, January 2018

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Contributed talk, MAA MD/DC/VA Section Meeting
Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Virginia, November 2017

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Math by Design: 3D Printing for the Working Mathematician
Geometric Design Implementations Mini-Symposium, SIAM Conference on Industrial and Applied Geometry
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 2017

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OpenSCAD Q&A with Marius Kintel
Construct3D Conference
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, May 2017

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3D Catalan Wireframes: Mathematica, MeshLab, and TopMod
MakerBot Tech Exchange, Industry City
Brooklyn, New York, August 2015

wnqsb2ap3D Catalan Wireframes: Mathematica, MeshLab, and TopMod
MAA Themed Session, What Can a Mathematican Do with a 3D Printer?, MathFest
Washington, D.C., August 2015

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Contributed talk, Knot Theory Special Session, AMS Section Meeting
UNC Greensboro, North Carolina, November 2014

vctm-logo-letterheadMaking Mathematics Real: 3D printing in the classroom
Contributed talk, Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, March 2014

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JMU 3-SPACE: 3D printing in the classroom
Contributed talk and 3D printing demonstration, Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, October 2013

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Workshops

tltconflogo2016-large3D Printing Beyond Plastic
Contributed workshop with Jamie Calcagno-Roach, JMU Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference
Harrisonburg, Virginia, October 2017

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Lady Tech Guild design workshop, Brooklyn Research
Brooklyn, New York, August 2017

jmu-logoIntroduction to 3D Printing
Outreach workshop with Rebecca Field, Expanding Your Horizons Conference
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, March 2017

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Outreach workshop for FIRST LEGO League, JMU 3SPACE
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, December 2016

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3D Printing as an Educational Tool
Contributed workshop with Jamie Calcagno-Roach, Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, October 2016

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Learn to 3D Print!
Invited workshop, TCC Northeast Professional Development Week
Tarrant County College, Hurst, Texas, August 2016

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OpenSCAD Workshop
Workshop presentation, Illustrating Mathematics at ICERM
Institute for Computational & Experimental Research in Mathematics, Providence, Rhode Island, June 2016

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3D design workshop demonstration, Lady Tech Guild, Maker Fest India
CEPT University FabLab, Ahmedabad, India, January 2016

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Hands-on workshop, Lady Tech Guild, Maker Fest India
CEPT University FabLab, Ahmedabad, India, January 2016

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Learn to 3D Print Mathematical Objects
Invited two-day workshop, Project NExT Workshop, MathFest
Washington, D.C., August 2015

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Level-Up Your 3D Printing Design Skills
Invited workshop, Two Sigma HackerLab
New York City, June 2015

momath-logo-verticalHigh Resolution 3D Printing: Trigonometry Sculptures with OpenSCAD
Multiple hands-on workshops, MoMath Cross Product Workshop Series
National Museum of Mathematics, New York City, November to December 2014

momath-logo-verticalIntermediate 3D Printing: Trigonometry Bracelets with OpenSCAD
Multiple hands-on workshops, MoMath Cross Product Workshop Series
National Museum of Mathematics, New York City, October to November 2014

momath-logo-verticalIntroductory 3D Printing: Penny Traps and Math Gyros
Multiple hands-on workshops, MoMath Cross Product Workshop Series
National Museum of Mathematics, New York City, September to October 2014

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Invited workshop, MAA MD/DC/VA Section Meeting
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, April 2014

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3D printing your own creations with Tinkercad
Outreach workshop for Raw Learning, JMU 3SPACE
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, March 2014

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Introduction to 3D Printing: Penny Traps in Tinkercad and OpenSCAD
Outreach workshop for Hiroshima University, JMU 3SPACE
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, February 2014

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3D Design with Tinkercad and Minecraft
Outreach workshop for FIRST LEGO League, JMU 3SPACE
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, December 2013

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3D Design with Tinkercad and Minecraft
Two outreach workshops for Loudon County Mercer Middle School, JMU 3SPACE
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, December 2013

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Other Activities

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3D Printing with mathgrrl
Invited discussion, Technology Innovation Lab
NOVA Woodbridge, Manassas, Virginia, October 2016

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Ultimaker Pioneer Meetup 
Guide for the Ultimaker Pioneer Program, World Maker Faire
New York Hall of Science, Queens, New York, October 2016

ultimaker_logo-vierkantUltimaker Community Weekend
Strategic research consultant, Ultimaker North America
Geldermalsen, Netherlands, July 2016

mf16ba_badge_255Ultimaker Exhibit Booth: Cube Puzzles
Featured Educator for Ultimaker, Maker Faire Bay Area
San Mateo, California, May 2016

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Artist-in-Residence, to work with Lew Ludwig and Chris Faur
Denison University, Ohio, April 2016

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Ultimaker Exhibit Booth: Cube Puzzles and Girih Tiles
Featured Educator for Ultimaker, USA Science & Engineering Festival
Washington, D.C., April 2016

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Attended as an Ultimaker Education Representative
New York City, April 2016

ultimaker_logo-vierkantUltimaker European Sales Meeting
Strategic research consultant, Ultimaker North America
Maasbommel, Netherlands, April 2016

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Featured Educator for Ultimaker, SXSW Create/Interactive
Austin, Texas, March 2016

dhf-icon3D Printing for Educators
Observer and content strategist, Makerspace educator workshop
Digital Harbor Foundation, Baltimore, Maryland, February 2016

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Observer and content strategist, Makerspace educator workshop
Digital Harbor Foundation, Baltimore, Maryland, February 2016

mf15ny_badge1MakerBot/Thingiverse Exhibit Booth: Fidget Stars
Featured Thingiverse 3D Designer, World Maker Faire
New York Hall of Science, Queens, New York, September 2015

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Leveling Up: 3D Printing and Higher Education
Educational Webinar, MakerBot Industries
Brooklyn, New York, August 2015

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MoMath Exhibit Booth: Trigonometric Bracelets
Hands-on 3D printing activity as MoMath Mathematician-in-Residence, Joint Math Meetings
San Antonio, Texas, January 2015

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Panel Sessions

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Exploring 3D Design Software and Best Practices
Panelist, Construct3D Conference
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, May 2017

jmmmd2017-web-header2Refocusing Your Career: Making Time and Space
Panelist, MAA Panel Session, Joint Mathematics Meetings
Atlanta, Georgia, January 2017

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