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Category Archives: Mathematicians
Mathematicians hit the Hill
On June 24 and 25, mathematicians joined scientists across all fields and from across the country for the first ever “virtual flyin,” organized by the Coalition for National Science Funding. In normal years, CNSF Hill visits[1] take place inperson, … Continue reading
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Tagged Federal science support, Hill Visits
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Meet the AMS Committee on Education
The AMS has five “policy” committees, which were established in 1993 to correspond to the five major areas in which the mission of the AMS is concentrated: Education, Meetings and Conferences, the Profession, Publications, and Science Policy. Each policy committee … Continue reading
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Meet the AMS Committee on Science Policy
The AMS has five “policy” committees, which were established in 1993 to correspond to the five major areas in which the mission of the AMS is concentrated: Education, Meetings and Conferences, the Profession, Publications, and Science Policy. Each policy committee … Continue reading
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Origami meets math, science, and engineering
This is the enticing title of the most recent Congressional briefing, sponsored jointly by the AMS and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute. On May 22, Professor Erik Demaine of MIT (a MacArthur Fellow “genius”) wowed the audience with surprising – … Continue reading
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We (probably) have a budget for 2018; what’s in it for the mathematical sciences?
It has been a (very) busy week, budgetwise! On Wednesday evening, the House introduced its (very) long 2,232page omnibus spending bill. On Thursday, the House passed it and in the (very) early hours of this morning (Friday at roughly 12:30 … Continue reading
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Tagged Appropriations, NSF budget
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Mathematicians are at work in the federal government; you too?
Are you wondering what you might do after you receive your PhD or finish a postdoctoral appointment? Are you posttenure and thinking that you might want to explore science policy work? There are opportunities for mathematicians to come give federal … Continue reading
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Tagged Government Relations, Washington Office
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The AMS & Gerrymandering
The 2018 Joint Mathematics Meetings were fantastic. One of my favorite talks was — surprise, surprise — the fabulous Saturday afternoon MAAAMSSIAM Gerald and Judith Porter Public Lecture, given by Tufts University professor Moon Duchin on Political Geometry: Voting Districts, … Continue reading
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Professional Societies in the Mathematical Sciences: The Landscape
As you are surely aware, there are several professional associations with opportunities (benefits and volunteer) for mathematical researchers, educators, and students. Many members of the AMS are also members of one or more of our sister societies. Do these associations … Continue reading
Tuesday tax update! Act today
The next step for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is that it will “go to conference” where the differences between the House and Senate versions will be reconciled. The result will then go to the President for his signature … Continue reading
Posted in Advocacy, Graduate students, Higher Education, Mathematicians, Taxes
Tagged Broadening participation; diversity; higher education, Taxes
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How does U.S. investment in science compare to that of other countries?
I know you’ve been wondering. Federal investment in science supports the research of professors and graduate students at American universities, and funds our national laboratories. About half of U.S. basic research is conducted at universities and is funded by the … Continue reading