by Assistant Teaching Professor in Mathematics Kira Hamman —Sept. 11, 12:20—1:10 p.m., Heritage Room, The Mill at Penn State Mont Alto. In the wake of the recent Supreme Court decision (or lack thereof) on partisan gerrymandering, and in anticipation of the 2020 Census, many states are rethinking the way they draw political districts. This is, to a large extent, a political and deeply human question that can’t be answered quantitatively. We won’t talk about that part here. Instead, we will discuss the aspects of districting, redistricting, and gerrymandering that math can help with, and how. This series highlights current faculty research and staff expertise in an informal environment at a level that is accessible to a general audience. Participants can purchase their lunch in The Mill and dine during the talk. Coffee and cookies are provided. Discussion is encouraged.