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Advice from Haimo Award Winners

What do award-winning mathematicians Federico Ardila-Mantilla, Mark Tomforde, and Suzanne Weeks have to say about teaching? Each of these mathematicians received the MAA Haimo Award at JMM 2020 and gave 20 minute talks. Here is a summary. Federico Ardila-Mantilla used … Continue reading

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Biomedical Data Sharing

AMS Invited Address speaker Bonnie Berger gave a captivating talk on Biomedical Data Sharing. There is a recurring issue in Computational Biology: genomic data is growing exponentially faster than computing power and data storage. If we want researchers to have … Continue reading

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Generating Ideas of Undergraduate Research Projects

How do Joe Gallian, Katie Johnson, Stephan Garcia and Colin Adams generate ideas for their many undergraduate research projects? Pamela Harris put together a panel and this is what they had to say. Joe Gallian: – Do original research, have … Continue reading

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“Have FUN!” – Joe Gallian

Didn’t do well in high school. Didn’t think he would go to college. After getting his PhD, he applied to 145 jobs and got one, just one… University of Minnesota Duluth. Then, he became the father of undergraduate research. I … Continue reading

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Finding solutions to x^3+y^3+z^3=n?

“Tony gave the best lecture I ever saw at Rice.” When Brendan Hassett introduces a speaker with such words, you know you are in for a treat. Tony V├írilly-Alvarado gave an inviting AMS Invited Address Wednesday morning. “Can you find … Continue reading

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