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Amplifying Excellence
I wanted to amplify some recent and ongoing excellent work and news! Mathematically Gifted & Black Mathematically Gifted & Black (https://mathematicallygiftedandblack.com/) continues to share exceptional profiles of mathematicians every day this month. MG&B is organized by Dr. Erica Graham, … Continue reading
Building equityminded online programs
Guest post by Justin Lanier and Marissa Kawehi Loving This article was written for the Early Career Section of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society. It will appear there in the January 2021 issue. We are sharing the article … Continue reading
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An Existence Proof: The Mathematicians of the African Diaspora Website
Guest Authors: Erica Walker, Scott Williams, and Robin Wilson In Mathematics, more than any other field of study, have we heard proclamations and statements similar to, “The Negro is incapable of succeeding.” Ancient and present achievements contradict such statements. One of the purposes of this website … Continue reading
Girls Talk Math: Not Your Ordinary Math Camp
Guest Post by Francesca Bernardi & Katrina Morgan girlstalkmath@unc.edu http://girlstalkmath.web.unc.edu/ Programs supporting girls in STEM are becoming more and more common. But we believe there is a gap in these offerings: General STEM programs tend to leave out the M, … Continue reading
Five Takes for the First Day
Take 1 Welcome to Math Class, I am Professor IGetToHaveAName. I will probably never learn your name, and that is okay. Who you are doesn’t matter. I may try to get you interested in math, but not actually you because … Continue reading
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Raise your hand if you were just rejected by the NSF! Fun times, right? I don’t know about you, but I like to celebrate such occasions with a full reevaluation of all of my life choices. So of course, I … Continue reading
The Secret Lives of Mathematicians: Conversations with Students
This keeps happening to me: Student: When did you decide to become a calculus teacher? Me: I didn’t, and I’m not. Student: … And then I laugh reassuringly and explain that they are at a research university and that their … Continue reading
Why I’m leaving a Research I University for a Liberal Arts College
I knew at a pretty early stage in my life — my freshman year of college, to be exact — that I wanted to become a research mathematician. I have degrees from fancy research universities and had visiting positions at fancy … Continue reading
At ICERM, Girls Get Math!
(Guest post by Katharine Ott.) The Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) is an NSFfunded math research institute at Brown University. ICERM is known in the math community for hosting research mathematicians from across the world through … Continue reading
Two Days with a Chicano Mathematician: Bill Velez visits Purdue
When I was in graduate school in mathematics at Stanford University, I was very politically active on campus. Not only was I an officer for the Black Graduate Students Association (BGSA), but I was an officer for the Chicano Latino … Continue reading