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Daily Business Report-Monday, March 21, 2016

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Randy Phillip discussed his research at a recent Discovery Slam hosted by the Division of Research and Graduate Affairs.

SDSU Professor Leads National

Mathematics Educators Association

Veteran researcher is a thought leader in his discipline

SDSU NewsCenter

Randolph “Randy” Philipp, a professor in San Diego State University’s College of Education, is president-elect of the nation’s largest professional association of mathematics educators.

“Randy’s election acknowledges his influence as a highly respected researcher, educator and thought leader in his discipline,” said Joseph Johnson, College of Education dean.

A 25-year veteran of SDSU, Philipp is director of the Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education (CRMSE), where he helps to oversee a portfolio of multi-million dollar grants. CRMSE is an interdisciplinary community of scholars at SDSU engaged in research, curriculum development and dissemination, publications, presentations, and leadership roles in the community.

The organization for which Philipp is president-elect — the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (ATME) — has been profoundly shaped by SDSU researchers. Nadine Bezuk, also a professor in SDSU’s College of Education, was executive director of AMTE for 13 years. In 2011, the association renamed one of its annual awards as the Nadine Bezuk Leadership and Service Award.

In a recent interview, Philipp described his role within CRMSE and the SDSU’s School of Teacher Education:

“Within my profession, people don’t really understand what a mathematics educator is. I know a log of mathematics, but I don’t research mathematics. Instead, I research how people think about mathematics, how people learn mathematics, and how they teach mathematics.”

Philipp also serves as co-principal investigator for a five-year National Science Foundation Noyce Mathematics and Science Master Teaching Fellowship funded to support and investigate the work of 32 secondary school mathematics and science master-teacher fellows on their journey to becoming more accomplished teachers and teacher leaders.




A home under construction in San Diego. EFE/File

A home under construction in San Diego. EFE/File

‘Starter Home’ Inventory Down

80 Percent in San Diego Region

Times of San Diego

An improving California economy is making it harder and harder to find starter homes in San Diego, according to a report released Monday.

Trulia, an online real estate marketplace, said the inventory of starter homes in San Diego has fallen 80 percent over four years, from 4,415 in the first quarter of 2012 to 864 in the first quarter of 2016

“Strong job growth, tight inventory and rising prices in California have led to the largest drop in starter-home affordability in the nation,” Trulia said.

San Diego was one of the five markets with the largest drop in starter homes. The others were Salt Lake City, San Antonio, Austin and Nashville.

Nationally, starter and what Trulia called “trade-up” home inventory is down more than 40 percent since 2012.

“Buyers are increasingly looking down the housing ladder,” Trulia said. “Trade-up buyers are turning their attention to smaller, less expensive homes in the starter home category, thus inflating prices past what’s affordable for true starter-home buyers.”

The result, said Trulia chief economist Ralph McLaughlin, is a kind of “homebuyer gridlock”


San Diego Shipyards to Get

$1.3 Billion to Repair Warships

San Diego Union-Tribune

The Navy says it will pay three San Diego shipyards up to $1.3 billion over the next five years to repair and modernize warships, preserving jobs in an industry that’s been on the rebound.

The money is roughly what General Dynamics-NASSCO, BAE Systems and Continental Maritime were expected to receive. But the new agreement will require the companies to compete on a ship-by-ship basis, rather than winning money for multiple vessels in the same class.

Additional repair money is expected to pour in.

Read more…


Money Magazine names

San Diego No. 1 travel destination

Money Magazine ranked San Diego first on their list of Top U.S. Travel Destinations for 2016.

Beautiful beaches, a fantastic climate, and plenty to see and do (and eat) are just a few of the reasons why the region landed the top spot.

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