Presentations

Presentations

Laura Taalman


 

Keynote Addresses

wnqsb2apFAIL: A Mathematician’s Apology
MAA Invited Address, Chan Staneck Lecture for Students, MAA MathFest [slides]
Denver, Colorado, August 2018

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3D Printing: A tour of design, math, and failure
AP Calculus Professional Night Speaker, College Board AP Reading [slides]
Missouri Convention Center, Kansas City, Missouri, June 2018

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Welcome to 3D Printing: A tour of design, math, and failure
Maths Olympiad, MSLA Math & Science Leadership Academy, US Embassy Speakers Program
Northern Cape High School, Kimberley, South Africa, May 2018

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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, AMS/MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings
Atlanta, Georgia, January 2017

Invited Talks

Welcome to 3D Printing: A tour of design, math, and failure
Invited multi-city teleconferenced talk translated into Pashto, U.S. State Department Speaker Program [slides]
Kandaar, Asabadad, Gardez, and Kabul, Afghanistan, August 2018

Welcome to 3D Printing: A tour of design, math, and failure
Invited multi-city teleconferenced talk translated into Dari, U.S. State Department Speaker Program [slides]
Maimana, Qala-I-Naw, Kunduz, and Kabul, Afghanistan, August 2018

FAIL: A Mathematician’s Apology
Invited address, Northwestern Undergraduate Mathematics Awards [slides]
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, May 2018

3D Printing for Engineering, Science, and Mathematics
Invited address, School of Natural and Applied Sciences, US Embassy Speakers Program
Sol Plaatje University, Kimberley, South Africa, May 2018

3D Printing for Entrepreneurs and Startups
Invited talk, Future Females and South Africa Makes, Graduate School of Business, US Embassy Speakers Program
University of Cape Town, South Africa, May 2018

3D Printing for Students and Educators
Invited talk, Western Cape Department of Education and Siyavula Education, US Embassy Speakers Program
Wynberg Boys’ High School, Cape Town, South Africa, May 2018

Design x Code: 3D printing for math and computer fundis
Invited Science Cafe Lecture, SciEnza, US Embassy Speakers Program
University of Pretoria, Johannesburg, South Africa, May 2018

3D Printing for Entrepreneurs and Startups
Invited talk for Small, Medium, and Micro Enterprises in Manufacturing, US Embassy Speakers Program
Laser Centre, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Pretoria, South Africa, May 2018

Design x Code: 3D printing for math and computer fundis
Invited lecture, Wits School of Computational Science and Applied Mathematics, US Embassy Speakers Program
University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, May 2018

Welcome to 3D Printing: A tour of design, math, and failure
Invited Public Talk, Innovation Studio, American Spaces, US Embassy Speakers Program
Rosa Parks Library, Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa, May 2018

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Code x Design: 3D printing for computer scientists
Invited colloquium talk, Computer Science Research Seminar Talks [slides]
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, March 2018

Contributed Talks

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Mastery Based Grading: Infinity War
Contributed talk, MAA MD/DC/VA Section Meeting
University of Mary Washington, Fredricksburg, Virginia, November 2018

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Liberal Arts Math in 3D: Using 3D design to teach fractals, knots, and polyhedra
Contributed talk, Construct3D Conference [slides]
Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2018

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3D Printing for Math Geeks
Colloquium talk, Department of Mathematics and Statistics [slides]
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, September 2018

Printing Perfect Pentagons
Gathering for Gardner Conference 13 [video]
Atlanta, Georgia, April 2018

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

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Math as Design Engine: Leveraging mathematics to create 3D printed art
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

Exhibits and Design Residencies

Puente Encriptado
Exhibit with Ashley Zelinskie and Francesca Rodriguez, International Contemporary Art Festival at Art.MO, FUGAZ Residency
Monumental Callou, Lima, Peru, April 2018

AABSTRACT: Type 9
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

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

Interviews and Media

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Laura Taalman’s Favorite Theorem: A lavishly impractical theorem about knots
20-minute interview, Episode 14 of My Favorite Theorem with Kevin Knudson and Evelyn J. Lamb [audio] [article]
Podcast and Scientific American Roots of Unity Blog, March 2018

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Workshops

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Introduction to 3D Design: A Tinkercad and openSCAD Workshop
One-hour workshop at JMU Stem Day [slides]
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, June 2018

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Introduction to 3D Design for Designers and Artists
Two-hour workshop at American Corner, Central Library, Cape Town American Spaces, US Embassy Speakers Program
Cape Town, South Africa, May 2018

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A Brief Introduction to Tinkercad and 3D Design
Math Pioneers Educators Event, Math & Science Leadership Academy (MSLA), US Embassy Speakers Program
Kimberly, South Africa, May 2018

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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

Panel Sessions

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

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Refocusing Your Career: Making Time and Space
Panelist, MAA Project NExT Panel Session, AMS/MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings
Atlanta, Georgia, January 2017

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3D Printing in Education
Panelist, Inside 3D Printing Conference
New York City, New York, April 2014

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

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Strategic research consultant, Ultimaker North America
Geldermalsen, Netherlands, July 2016

 


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Media

http://www.maa.org/meetings/calendar-events/knot-theory-experimental-mathematics-and-3d-printing

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https://www.jmu.edu/news/2014/10/02-taalman-to-speak-at-sums.shtml

http://www.maa.org/news/usamo-winners-celebrated-and-challenged