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Author Archives: evelynjlamb
Application Advice for Students, JobSeekers, and Recommendation Letter Writers
I really didn’t know what I was doing when I applied for graduate school, and I am thankful for the assistance of the professors at my undergraduate university who helped me and the luck that got me into a few … Continue reading
Posted in Issues in Higher Education
Tagged finding a math job, how to apply for academic jobs, how to apply to grad school, how to write a recommendation letter, Jobs for Matheamticians
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Math Education Researchers Deserve Respect
In what has become sadly routine, rightwing news sites started publishing inflammatory articles about a professor whose work they don’t like about two weeks ago. (I am not linking to their stories in this post because they contribute to this … Continue reading
UnJunking your Charts
Junk Charts is a blog by Kaiser Fung, who describes himself as “the Web’s first data visualization critic.” People have been criticizing and prescribing solutions for misleading data visualization for a long time. (How to Lie With Statistics was first … Continue reading
Posted in Data Science, Math Communication, Statistics
Tagged charts, data visualization, graphs
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The arXiv, Curated
The arXiv: a mathematician’s favorite preprint server and semiproductive procrastination enabler. Don’t get a morning newspaper? You can enjoy your breakfast over the arXiv submissions for your favorite area of math. Stuck on that lemma? Might as well surf on … Continue reading
Michael Pershan’s Problem Problems
I have enjoyed math teacher Michael Pershan’s work for a long time. I follow him on Twitter, and I wrote about his website Math Mistakes a few years ago because, darn it, mistakes are interesting! A couple years ago, he … Continue reading
Posted in K12 Mathematics, Math Education
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Public Domain Math
Many pieces of mathematics — for example, simple geometric shapes and some mathematical formulas — are uncopyrightable or unpatentable. You can’t copyright a square or patent the area formula for a circle. Anyone can use them. But this post is … Continue reading
BacktoSchool Blogs, 2017 Edition
Today, I’m taking my chances with traffic and driving up to Idaho to try to get in the path of eclipse totality. (Fun fact: according to my backoftheenvelope calculations, if everyone in the country went to the path of totality, … Continue reading
Posted in Issues in Higher Education, K12 Mathematics, Math Education
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Conversations with Women of Color in STEM
I onlinemet Williams College mathematician Pamela Harris last year through Lathisms, a Hispanic Heritage Month project that highlights Latinx and Hispanic mathematicians. She was one of the organizers of the effort, and I spoke with her and another organizer, Gabriel … Continue reading
Posted in people in math, women in math
Tagged #blackandSTEM, black mathematicians, Diversity, Hispanic mathematicians, inclusion/exclusion, lathisms, Women In Math, women in science, womeninSTEM
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Resources for People Who Wanna Present Stuff Good and Do Other Stuff Good Too
Presentations are hard. You’ve been thinking about something for a long time, and you can get tunnel vision. What do you mean, everyone looking at your poster or going to your talk doesn’t already know why you care about the … Continue reading
Posted in Events, Math Communication
Tagged conferences, math, math communication, presentations
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Mathematics in the Eye of the Beholder
If you’re like me, you might get as excited about the intricate patterns in a museum’s parquet floor as in the art hanging on the wall. I love seeing the world through a mathematical lens and celebrating the patterns built … Continue reading
Posted in Math Communication
Tagged architecture, foundmath, mathematical art, mathphoto
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