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Modern Math Workshop 2015 October 28, 2015 - October 29, 2015
Registration Deadline: October 28, 2015 over 8 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: July 29, 2015 almost 9 years ago
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Location: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, Washington, DC
Organizers LEAD Hélène Barcelo (MSRI / Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute (SLMath)), Helen Chamberlin (Ohio State University), Ricardo Cortez (Tulane University), Sujit Ghosh (North Carolina State University), Dagan Karp (Harvey Mudd College), Anne Pfister (MSRI / Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute (SLMath)), Christian Ratsch (University of California, Los Angeles; Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM)), Ivelisse M. Rubio (University of Puerto Rico), Mariel Vazquez (University of California, Davis), Talithia Williams (Harvey Mudd College)

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As part of the Mathematical Sciences Collaborative Diversity Initiatives, nine mathematics institutes are pleased to host their annual SACNAS pre-conference event, the 2015 Modern Math Workshop (MMW). The Modern Math Workshop is intended to encourage minority undergraduates to pursue careers in the mathematical sciences and to assist undergraduates, graduate students and recent PhD’s in building their research networks. The Modern Math Workshop is part of the SACNAS National Conference and the MMW begins with registration at noon on Wednesday, October 28 and ends at noon on Thursday, October 29. The Modern Math Workshop presents 2 mini-courses for undergraduates and talks related to the research programs at the math institutes that would be of interest to graduate students and early career researchers. The workshop culminates on Thursday, Oct. 29 with a plenary lecture by Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President of UMBC (The University of Maryland, Baltimore County). Funding to attend the MMW has been allocated. Graduate students, postdocs and early career researchers may register to attend the MMW by sending a request to MMW-info@msri.org (seating at the Workshop is now limited). MMW General Schedule MMW Mini-Courses for Undergraduate Schedule of Graduate Student and Early Career Researchers Activities Speakers at Math Institute Presentations, Part I & II MMW Plenary Lecture by Dr. Freeman Hrabowski Sponsoring Institutions: AIM (American Institute of Mathematics) IAS (Institute for Advanced Study) ICERM (Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics) IMA (Institute for Mathematics and its Applications) IPAM (Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics) MBI (Mathematical Biosciences Institute) MSRI (Mathematical Sciences Research Institute) NIMBioS (National Institute for Mathematics and Biological Synthesis) SAMSI (Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute) Download the Modern Math Workshop Poster    
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Oct 28, 2015
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  Minicourse for Undergraduates: Harshad Numbers and Sage Programming
Alejandra Alvarado (U.S. Navy), Helen Grundman (Bryn Mawr College), Pamela Harris (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  Minicourse for Undergraduates: An Introduction to the Theory of Sandpiles
Luis David Garcia Puente (Colorado College)
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  Presentations by Math Institutes, part I
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  Poster Session (for Graduate Students and Early Career Researchers)
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Oct 29, 2015
09:00 AM - 10:25 AM
  Presentations by Math Institutes, part II
10:25 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Plenary Lecture: Rethinking the Culture of STEM Education in America: Promoting Student Success and Minority Achievement
Freeman Hrabowski (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)