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Towards Embracing Diverse Mathematical Communities
As graduate students, we interact with a wide variety of people: local communities, students, peers, and professors. Within these interactions, there is great diversity: different backgrounds, experiences, and cultures. I believe this is something that makes our mathematical community vibrant … Continue reading
Why we need Receptive Learning to have Active Learning
In a recent issue of Notices of the AMS, Benjamin Braun, Priscilla Bremser, Art M. Duval, Elise Lockwood, and Diana White make a compelling case to include active learning in mathematics. I want to make a less popular move and … Continue reading
Posted in Diversity, Math Education, Math Teaching, Social Justice, Teaching
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How to Survive Grad School as a Woman in STEM
There are certain moments from grad school that will always stick with me: the conference in Boston where my usually quiet lab mate opened up to me; the nights I spent drinking cheap beer with my closest friends in the … Continue reading
Posted in Advice, Diversity, Grad School, Grad student life
Tagged Advice, Strategies, Support, women in math
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Experience at an AMS Mathematics Research Community
The AMS Mathematics Research Communities (MRC) is an NSFfunded program to help graduate students and postdocs jumpstart their careers. Every summer the AMS runs three sessions, each on a specific subject. Budding researchers in that area work intensively with each … Continue reading
Optimal Control Theory to Settle Reinhardt’s Conjecture
The 2010’s are a Golden Age for packing problems. In 2014, Hales announced the longawaited completion of a highprofile machine proof project called FlySpeck, which verified his proof of Kepler’s conjecture. Johannes Kepler, in 1600, conjectured that the densest way to pack … Continue reading
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Tagged Control Theory, Math, Packing Problems, Reinhardt Conjecture, Sphere Packing
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