Maria Salett Biembengut

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Maria Salett Biembengut, Brazilian, is a mathematician with specialization at the University of Campinas – UNICAMP, MA in Mathematics Education at the University of the State of Sao Paulo – UNESP, Ph.D. in Production and Systems Engineering at the Federal University of Santa Catalina and two post-doctorate in Education at the Universities of Sao Paulo –USP and New Mexico – UNM (USA).

She has been professor and researcher at the Regional University of Blumenau - FURB since 1990 in the Mathematics Department and Graduate Program in Science and Mathematics Education. She is dedicated to the research in Mathematical Modeling since 1986. She has published dozens of articles in newspapers and memoirs of Congresses. She is the author of five books and twelve book chapters.

Salett Biembengut is a sector consultant for the Ministry of Education - MEC: Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal Superior - CAPES (ad hoc consultant) and the Instituto Nacional de Estudos e Pesquisas Educacionais - INEP (Member of evaluation). She was President of the Brazilian Society of Mathematics Education - SBEM (January/1992 - July/1995) Vice President (1999-2003) and president (2003-2007) of the Interamerican Committee of Mathematics Education (CIAEM) and Member of IPC Applications and Modeling of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI).

In 2006, Salett Biembengut  conceived and founded the Reference Center for Mathematical Modeling in Teaching - CREMM (www.furb.br / CREMM). The CREMM has in its web page summaries of research on modeling and its respective authors (in three languages), offers distance learning courses, regularly publishes a report and publishes two magazines: a research - Journal for Research in Mathematical Modeling and Applications in Education and another, with accounts of classroom activities - Mathematical Modeling Practices in Education.