Monthly Archives: February 2013

Questions to ask when visiting potential graduate programs

This is the time of the year when students who have applied to graduate programs in mathematics hear back from those programs about admission and funding.  If you are a student in the process of choosing a graduate program this … Continue reading

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How do I find research projects for my students?

I work at a Research I university where students hear about faculty conducting research all the time. Some students actually know what this means, while others have worked with faculty on their own research projects. (I’m not claiming these two … Continue reading

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Building a community of mentors

Two years ago, at the 2011 Joint Mathematics Meetings in New Orleans, I attended a panel discussion sponsored by the MAA. The session title was “Good intentions are necessary but not sufficient: Steps toward best practices in mentoring underrepresented students” … Continue reading

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