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What I wish I knew in the first two years

At the end of last summer, I had the pleasure of leading a pre-orientation for incoming graduate students. We had four three-hour meetings over the course week and our only main objective was to read through “Six ways to sum … Continue reading

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Cheat Sheet for This Week’s JMM

The Joint Mathematics Meetings are being held this week in Seattle!  In the most recent blog post, Derek gave advice on how to navigate the JMM when you are on the job market and/or presenting your own research.  Here in this complementary post, … Continue reading

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Applying For A NSF GRF

Welcome. As this is my first post for this blog, an introduction is probably in order. I’m David, but most people call me DJ, and I am a second year graduate student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. My … Continue reading

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Great Funding Opportunity for 1st & 2nd Year Students

From the Director of the Mathematics Division at the NSF: The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master’s and doctoral … Continue reading

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My solution to a panicked classroom

Coming into grad school, I had little experience communicating mathematics to students who were not already committed to learning the material and minimal background in educational pedagogy. This post is all about how I dealt with one problem this semester. … Continue reading

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