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- Why care about the American Association for the Advancement of Science as an early-career mathematician? March 19, 2019
- Mathematical Sciences and the NSF Big Ideas March 7, 2019
- Which Members of Congress have a say over the NSF? February 16, 2019
- Call To Action: The Shutdown Hurt Science; Ask Congress To Avoid Another February 1, 2019
- NSF’s “We are Mathematics” Video Competition deadline extended January 30, 2019
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The deadline for entries to the NSF “We Are Mathematics” Video Competition has been extended to February 28, 2019. This extension is due to the partial government shutdown. The NSF was closed but is now up and running again, and … Continue reading
We know that mathematics touches every other field of science funded by the NSF. I hope that the next set of “big ideas”—that help guide NSF funding priorities—reflect that. We have an opportunity and, arguably, a responsibility to make this … Continue reading
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
I’ve added the Senate conferees to the post, in case you want to reach them also!
On November 6, I wrote about the GOP tax bill introduced in the House of Representatives. That bill is due to be voted on this week. Meanwhile, the Senate has introduced their own bill and it differs significantly from the … Continue reading
The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” was introduced last week in the House and is moving quickly through Congress. It contains several provisions that, if signed into law, would affect the AMS community. I will add something to this post … Continue reading
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” — Wayne Gretzky (former professional ice hockey player and coach)
Once upon a time there was a Senator from Wisconsin who thought it a good idea to publish a monthly bulletin highlighting what he viewed as the most frivolous and wasteful uses of taxpayers’ dollars. From 1975 until 1988, Senator … Continue reading