Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Importance of a Diverse Mentoring Network

Everyone reading this blog understands the importance of a mentor. And most of us probably know a good mentor when we have one. However, how many of you have given much thought into constructing a diverse network of mentors? Each … Continue reading

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Appalled by Quals? Five steps to Passing your Qualifying Exams!

Studying for and passing qualifying exams is undoubtedly one of the most difficult aspects of graduate school. The difference between getting a masters or PhD can rest on your ability to solve a select group of mathematical problems. Having gone … Continue reading

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The Ubiquity of Pi Day: It’s Not Just for Math Geeks

More and more every year, popular culture seems to be fascinated with Pi Day: the one day of the year where the infamous irrational number \( \pi = 3.14 \) is celebrated to eponymous accuracy, that is, on March 14. … Continue reading

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Awesome Summer Outreach Program!

Last summer I had the great pleasure of visiting the Summer Program in Mathematical Problem Solving (SPMPS), a 3-week residential math enrichment program for rising 8th graders from schools in which at least 75% of the students qualify for free … Continue reading

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