Mariana Montiel
“Mathematical Music Theory: Lines of Research and the Educational Possibilities they Open”

July 14, 2021. 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.



Mariana Montiel is Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Georgia State University, located in the city of Atlanta. She received her education in Spain, Mexico, and her doctorate in the United States. Her academic research revolves around Mathematical Music Theory, an interdisciplinary area that intersects with Music Theory, Physics, Psychology and Pedagogy. She is an active member of the Society for Mathematics and Computation in Music (SMCM), and has participated as organizer, editor of proceedings and chair of the scientific program of the SMCM’s biennial conferences of 2017 and 2019 (which took place in Madrid).  She is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Music and Mathematics and the advisory board of the Springer book series Computational Music Science. Simultaneously, she does pedagogical research focused on the use of abstract and symbolic representations and specialized language, a common thread in both disciplines. She advises students in research related to mathematics and music in subjects as diverse as artificial intelligence and jazz improvisation, or the mathematics of rhythmic canons.



Elisabet Aranda
“From the micro to the macromaqueta as a system of motivation and integration of microbiology, biotechnology and the plastic arts in higher education”

July 15, 2021. 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. 


Elisabet Aranda is Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Granada (UGR), Spain, at the Faculty of Pharmacy and is member of the University Institute for Water Research. She is a Doctor in Biological Sciences (CSIC-UGR, 2006). She teaches the subjects of Microbiology and Biotechnology in the Pharmacy Degree. She has participated in different projects to bring agricultural research closer to high school students through the PIIISA (FECyT) project, “Initiation Project to Research-Innovation in Secondary School in Andalusia”, as well as in different activities aimed to promote outreach work in Master students of the University of Granada. She has participated as main researcher and collaborator in different Teaching Innovation projects in Higher Education funded by the UGR, related to the integration of different disciplines such as Microbiology, Biotechnology and Art, as well as in a teaching project funded by the European Union within the Erasmus plus program, to promote third degree studies in Azerbaijan.