Dr. Tim Chartier, Master Teacher of Mathematics and Sports Statistics, to Address GSSM Student Body

November 4, 2015

The South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) is pleased to announce that Dr. Tim Chartier, associate professor at Davidson College, will address GSSM students during a SmartChat speaker engagement. His presentation regarding mathematics and sports will take place November 11 at 12:45 p.m. on the GSSM campus in Hartsville.

Chartier is an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina. In 2014, he was named the inaugural Mathematical Association of America’s Math Ambassador. He is a recipient of a national teaching award from the Mathematical Association of America. 

Chartier authored Math Bytes: Google Bombs, Chocolate-Covered Pi, and Other Cool Bits in Computing and co-authored Numerical Methods: Design, Analysis, and Computer Implementation of Algorithms with Anne Greenbaum.

As a researcher, Chartier has worked with both Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Laboratories on the development and analysis of computational methods targeted to increase efficiency and robustness of numerical simulation on the lab’s supercomputers, which are among the fastest in the world. Chartier received an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship for his lab research.

A program of the BCBS Economics & Finance Institute, the SmartChat Speaker Series is designed to enhance students' education while inspiring them through the stories and experiences of GSSM alumni, as well as the Palmetto State’s leading innovators in biology, chemistry, computer science, drama and film, economics, history, physics and writing.

Any media wishing to attend the SmartChat should contact Robert Fletcher, director of the BCBS Economics & Finance Institute, at fletcher@gssm.k12.sc.us or 843-383-3901 ext. 3907.

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