The Math SIG aims to be a community of practice for teachers of mathematics for engineers. We want to be able to examine the dichotomy of mathematics courses. On the one hand, there is a mathematical need for rigor that calls for teaching by a mathematician. On the other, there is a need to be able to model mathematically and connect the material with individual engineering disciplines, which is best taught by an engineer.
With monthly discussions, we want to be able to bring these two camps closer together, so that each becomes stronger in teaching the other side.
As a practical goal for the SIG, we would like to begin the creation of a set of resources that will provide instructors with non-trivial examples of topics in mathematics, applied to specific branches of engineering.