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Internationalization-Math: Spring 2018

Spring 2018 Carbon Footprint Challenge

What is the Carbon Footprint Challenge?
In this advanced math challenge, students assess carbon emissions on a personal, local, and global level and devise plans to reduce their overall carbon footprint.

Complete instructions for the Spring 2018 project can be found in the file below.  Sixty-eight students submitted projects to this Carbon Footprint Challenge, and from those entries, several winners were selected.  These students were recognized for their outstanding work on this project at an award ceremony in the Library on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018.

Details and instructions for the current semester's project can be found under the home tab above.  Any follow-up questions may be submitted to Dr. Paniagua at

Congratulations to the winners!

Honorable Mention winners:  Suzanne Black, Xueying Feng, Brittani Baxter, Carrie Griffith, & Anne Bucko

All winners also received a certificate.  The prizes were made possible by the generosity of the many donors who support the mission of Ivy Tech Community College. Donors included:

Ivy Tech Foundation logo



Spring 2018 Slideshow

Staff at Table
Contest Entry Box
Artifacts from China
Artifacts from Korea
Artifacts from Japan

Spring 2018 Welcome Week

Library Scavenger Hunt -- The new items that we received from our "Friends Around the World" were on display in January at the Library's Welcome Week booth.  Students had the opportunity to view and handle the items up close and answered questions about these items for the Library Scavenger Hunt.  Several winners received $10 gift cards to Bloomingfoods.

Congratulations to:
Thomas P., Kathleen C., and Payton D.

Comparison Graphs for East Asian Studies Center

Dr. Carmen Paniagua We have teamed up with the Indiana University East Asian Studies Center and Pan Asia Institute to expand this Math-Internationalization project. The intention of this collaboration is to connect mathematics with diverse perspectives on East Asian trends, and systems. The mission of this Math project is to guide students to learn and reflect on their own place in the world while allowing them to make connections with communities locally, nationally, and globally.


Using data from The World Bank, Dr. Paniagua created these interactive graphs to compare statistics from the United States to China, Japan, and Korea.