I will take you on a journey through my teaching, teaching-related, and other scholarly activities. A special focus will be given to my redesign and implementation of Precalculus courses at Cal State LA, where I am the first point of contact of 3000 students every academic year. The success of this implementation is historic as the pass rate of all the sections was over 87%, 40 percentage points higher than the one before the implementation. My model was borrowed by many other departments at Cal State LA and other campuses of the Cal State system. Two research papers about the best teaching, pedagogical, didactical, and assessment practices that led to this accomplishment, were already published. This implementation also had an important impact on the retention rates at Cal State LA.
The final destination of our journey is my research work on the new generation of Bose-Einstein condensates. With some collaborators, we recently obtained interesting results on a new class of PDEs and opened the door to other contributions in this new field.