Category Archives: Outreach

Lessons learned at an REU are lessons for life

This is a post written with the goal of reaching undergraduate students who have participated in a research experience for undergraduates (REU) or are in the process of completing one. I have been thinking of the lessons that students can … Continue reading

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Service Statement: Beat Overcommitment

Service to your institution and to the broader mathematical community is an invigorating experience. Whether its connecting with people to provide opportunities for engagement in mathematics, opening doors for youth who wouldn’t have access otherwise, or filling a need in … Continue reading

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Experiencing the SACNAS conference

This post is written with contributions from graduate students Megan Ly (Megan.Ly@Colorado.EDU) and Alexander Diaz (adiaz4@nd.edu). The SACNAS annual conference took place at the end of October this year near Washington DC. SACNAS stands for the Society for Advancement of … Continue reading

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SACNAS: a transformative experience

Hello everyone! My name is Adela Yang. I am a first-generation Asian-American undergraduate student pursuing Mathematics and Computer Science. I recently attended the SACNAS conference and it opened so many doors for me that were not available to my parents. … Continue reading

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SACNAS at LACC 2014

My name is Joseph Chavoya. I am a Mexican-American Senior pursuing a degree in Pure Mathematics. As a first-generation under-represented student in Mathematics, I understand the difficulties associated with not only pursuing a degree in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics … Continue reading

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Awesome Summer Outreach Program!

Last summer I had the great pleasure of visiting the Summer Program in Mathematical Problem Solving (SPMPS), a 3-week residential math enrichment program for rising 8th graders from schools in which at least 75% of the students qualify for free … Continue reading

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Mentoring at SACNAS

I have been thinking of the many mentoring opportunities that conferences offer. It is usually not the typical long-term mentoring that students look for from their advisors, but it is very important for many reasons. The SACNAS conference took place … Continue reading

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Don’t get involved in outreach! … yet

Many of us are passionate about issues that affect our communities. For example, some of us care deeply about increasing the representation of  minority groups in research mathematics. Others have similar interest in increasing the representation of women in academia. … Continue reading

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