S1 Episode 5: Mathematics, Mentorship, and Quilting for Change with Dr. Chawne Kimber


“New things only come from being creative. If we just accept tradition and only do traditional things going into the future, then we aren’t going to make any progress.” – Dr. Chawne Kimber

In the latest episode of What’s the Big Idea?, Michele interviews Dr. Chawne Kimber, Dean of the College and Washington and Lee University. Dr. Kimber describes how her Southern roots and her spirit of competition led to a career as a mathematics professor. Dr. Kimber also tells us more about the value of mentorship and the Summer Program to Advance Leadership in STEM.

In addition to her work in mathematics, Dr. Kimber is also an accomplished quilter. She shares with us a little bit about how social justice inspires her creations, and how she uses her creativity in both math and visual art.

In this week’s episode, we ask you to consider becoming a Team Manager for a DI team. Click here to learn more about how to join the ranks of our valued Destination Imagination volunteers.