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Shirley Yap Faculty Profile

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Shirley  Yap


Department of Mathematics

I completed a PhD in mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania by solving a problem in mathematical physics involving prescribing curvature in fiber bundles over Nilpotent and Solvable groups. In particular, I proved both existence and non-existence of solutions to certain differential systems arising from such curvature problems. I have published articles in differential geometry, computational geometry, differential equations & Lie groups and exhibited works of mathematical art at both regional and national conferences.

At CSUEB, I have taught 21 different undergraduate and graduate courses, including Calculus I-IV,Linear Algebra I-II, Real Analysis I-II, Differential Equations, Modern Geometry I-II, Mathematical Modeling, Topology I-II, Differential Geometry, and Symmetries of Differential Equations. I have established our first ever group for female math students, a student chapter of the American Women in Mathematics. I have also mentored many students in research projects and several of those students have received PhDs or are currently getting PhDs in mathematics. I am also currently a Governor of the Mathematical Association of America and represent N. CA., N.Nevada, and HI.

I am also interested in K-12 mathematics education and an organizer of the East Bay Math Teachers' Circle, a group that re-energizes teachers about math by working on fun and interesting math problems. Find out more about Bay Area Math Teachers Circles here.

Due to the rising cost of higher education, I have been committed to adopting, developing, and exposing our students to open-source resources like Python, SAGE, and open-source textbooks.

Fall Quarter 2017
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampusTextbook Info
GS 399901Honors SeminarARRWEB-ONLINEOnline Campus View Books
MATH 130408Calculus IMW4:00PM5:50PMMI-3092Hayward Campus View Books

Advising: Math

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