Graduate Blog Vision for 2019 and Call for Topics/Writers

Hello everyone! First, I would like to thank Sarah Salmon and all the previous writers for their hard work on the AMS Graduate Student Blog! The current writers and editorial board have a great tradition of excellent posts to live up to.

As Sarah introduced, my name is Caleb McWhorter and I am the new editor-in-chief for the AMS Graduate Student Blog. I am a Ph.D. student at Syracuse University studying Algebraic Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry. I am excited to be working with the many wonderful writers that have already volunteered their time and energy to bring you new and exciting articles. While we will strive to produce a wide-ranging collection of articles for you over the next year, we will be focusing on a few themes:

  • Diversity in Mathematics, Mathematicians, and Mathematical Life: Though our lives tend to shrink as graduate students, we come from a broad variety of genders, ethnicities, ages, orientations, backgrounds, countries, universities, etc. We all also live varied (mathematical) lives. We will work to highlight the diversity of mathematics graduate students, their activities/accomplishments, and the lives they lead.
  • Teaching and Graduate Resources: Graduate students have the delicate task of balancing their teaching, coursework, and research. But there are many gems out there to help mathematics graduate students along the way! We will work to highlight the resources out there for teaching, studying graduate Mathematics, preparing for qualifying exams, etc. We will also work to create original content to help graduate students complete their studies and their teaching to the best of their abilities!
  • Mathematical Distractions/Tidbits: To say the least, life as a graduate student can be overwhelming. We will try to help with the stress by bringing you fun and interesting short articles, rather than always delivering you ‘heavy reads’. So look out for fun short articles including crosswords, comic strips, and quick math reads that can also be shared with interested undergraduates!

But of course, the AMS Graduate Blog is for you! We want to hear your ideas and hear what types of articles you would like to see over the next year. Feel free to contact me,, or any of the other writers to suggest ideas. However the best way of seeing content that you would like is to write for the Blog yourself, see the recent advertisement calling for writers!  If are interested in writing for the AMS Graduate Blog, send in an application! We would love to hear from you!


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About Caleb McWhorter

Caleb McWhorter is a Ph.D. student at Syracuse University studying Algebraic Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry. Caleb is also interested in Mathematics Education and Outreach and works as a Teaching Mentor at Syracuse University.
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