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Spring Opportunities March 12, 2012 - March 14, 2012
Registration Deadline: March 12, 2012 over 2 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: December 12, 2011 over 2 years ago
Location: Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley CA
Organizers David Auckly, Philip Kutzko, Trachette Jackson, and Robert Megginson
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Description

Mathematics is becoming increasingly important for addressing many of the critical economic, environmental, and human health related challenges that our nation is currently facing. Therefore, the education and training of a diverse mathematical workforce capable of boldly developing new mathematical theories and profoundly understanding eminent scientific discoveries is of the highest national priority.

This new series of workshops is designed to cultivate a diverse community of existing and aspiring mathematical scientists to meet this challenge. The overall goal of the series is to familiarize people who have not been well represented in the mathematical sciences with professional opportunities in academia, industry, and government; as well as to help young researchers find jobs and mentors within the profession through networking. This first workshop in the series addresses the professional advancement of underrepresented minorities in the mathematical sciences. It will also include an introduction to mathematics represented in the MSRI research programs aimed at faculty in minority serving and primarily undergraduate institutions. Anyone who will be seeing employment in mathematics within the next couple of years would benefit from attending this workshop.


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To apply for funding, you must register by the funding application deadline displayed above.

Students, recent Ph.D.'s, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.

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MSRI has preferred rates at the Rose Garden Inn, depending on room availability. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-992-9005 OR directly on their website. Click on Corporate at the bottom of the screen and when prompted enter code MATH (this code is not case sensitive). By using this code a new calendar will appear and will show the MSRI rate on all room types available.

MSRI has preferred rates at the Hotel Durant. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-238-7268. When making reservations, guests must request the MSRI preferred rate. If you are making your reservations on line, please go to this link and enter the promo/corporate code MSRI123. Our preferred rate is $129 per night for a Deluxe Queen/King, based on availability.

MSRI has preferred rates of $149 - $189 plus tax at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza, depending on room availability. Guests can either call the hotel's main line at 510-845-7300 and ask for the MSRI- Mathematical Science Research Inst. discount; or go to www.hotelshattuckplaza.com and click Book Now. Once on the reservation page, click “Promo/Corporate Code“ and input the code: msri.

MSRI has preferred rates of $110 - $140 at the Berkeley Lab Guest House, depending on room availability. Reservations may be made by calling 510-495-8000 or directly on their website. Select “I am an individual traveler affiliated with MSRI”.

Additional lodging options may be found on our short term housing page.

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Mar 12, 2012
Monday
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Tea
03:00 PM - 03:50 PM
  Applying for Jobs (Moderator: Trachette Jackson)
Aparna Higgins, Talitha Washington (Howard University)
03:50 PM - 04:00 PM
  Group Work Assignments
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  Quasirandom Processes
James Propp (University of Massachusetts)
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
  Pizza
Mar 13, 2012
Tuesday
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
  Breakfast Tea
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  Academic Jobs (Moderator: Dave Auckly)
Sheldon Axler (San Francisco State University), Jamylle Carter, Linda Green, Trachette Jackson (University of Michigan), Jesus de Loera (University of California, Davis)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  Working Groups
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  Easy to State but Hard to Solve: Some Open Questions About Convex Polyhedra
Jesus de Loera (University of California, Davis)
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
  Lunch
01:30 PM - 02:15 PM
  Applying for Grants (Moderator: Dave Auckly)
Lloyd Douglas (University of North Carolina), Florence Fasanelli
02:15 PM - 03:00 PM
  Tenure (Moderator: Trachette Jackson)
Sheldon Axler (San Francisco State University), Jamylle Carter, David Scott (University of Puget Sound), Vera Serganova (University of California, Berkeley), Mariel Vazquez (San Francisco State University)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
  Industry Jobs (Moderator: Trachette Jackson)
Tony DeRose, William Massey (Princeton University)
Mar 14, 2012
Wednesday
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
  Breakfast Tea
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Government Jobs (Moderator: Trachette Jackson)
Lloyd Douglas (University of North Carolina), Eliabeth Moseman
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
  Discussion Groups
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
  Project NExT, What Works
Aparna Higgins
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  Knots and Surfaces in 3-dimensional Space
Jennifer Schultens