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Personal Profile of Dr. Robert Eugene Megginson

Dr. Robert Eugene Megginson
Department of Mathematics

Home Page: http://www.msri.org/people/staff/meggin/index.html
Biography

Bob Megginson, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Mathematics at the University of Michigan, has served on the MSRI Human Resources Advisory Committee for most of its existence, in 1993-99 (chair 1997-99), 2002-04 (ex officio), 2005-08, and 2010 through the present. He also currently serves on the Educational Advisory Committee and was an ex officio member at the time of its founding in 2003. He has also served on MSRI’s Board of Trustees (ex officio 1997-99 and elected 2000-04) and as Deputy Director 2002-04.

Trained as a functional analyst specializing in the geometry of Banach spaces, Bob has recently become interested in the contributions mathematicians can make to understanding climate change, particularly the impact it is having on indigenous populations. He recommends MSRI’s 2007 publication, "Mathematics of Climate Change," as a good place for mathematicians to look for ideas on how to make contributions in this important arena.

Recognitions for Bob’s work to increase the participation of underrepresented minorities in mathematics and other STEM fields have included the highest awards for professional service of the MAA and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, the Quality Education for Minorities Network’s Etta Zuber Falconer Award, and the U.S. Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. He has been named to the Native American Science and Engineering Wall of Fame, maintained at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, and selected for inclusion in 100 Native Americans Who Shaped American History (Bonnie Juettner, Bluewood Books, 2002). In 2010 he was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Current/Future Committee Membership
Name Office Start Date End Date
Educational Advisory Committee Mar 01, 2008 Mar 01, 2015
Human Resources Advisory Senior Member, HRAC Apr 01, 2010 Mar 31, 2015

Past Committee Membership
Name Office Start Date End Date
Board of Trustees Apr 01, 2000 Apr 01, 2004
Board of Trustees Ex-Officio (HRAC Chair) Apr 01, 1997 Apr 01, 1999
Board of Trustees Ex-Officio (DD) Apr 01, 2004 Jul 31, 2004
Building Committee Ex-Officio (DD) Jul 01, 2002 Jul 31, 2004
Building Committee Sep 13, 2000 Jun 30, 2002
Building Oversight Committee Ex-Officio (DD) Mar 01, 2003 Jul 31, 2004
Capital Campaign Committee Ex-Officio (DD) Jul 01, 2002 Jul 31, 2004
Committee on Trustees Ex-Officio (DD) Mar 01, 2003 Jul 31, 2004
Corporate Partners Committee Ex-Officio (DD) Mar 01, 2003 Jul 31, 2004
Development Committee Ex-Officio (DD) Mar 01, 2003 Jul 31, 2004
Directorate Deputy Director Jul 01, 2002 Jul 31, 2004
Education Committee Ex-Officio (DD) Mar 01, 2003 Jul 31, 2004
Educational Advisory Committee Ex-Officio (DD) Mar 01, 2003 Jul 31, 2004
Evaluation Committee Ex-Officio (DD) Mar 01, 2003 Jul 31, 2004
Finance Committee Ex-Officio (DD) Jul 01, 2002 Jul 31, 2004
Human Resources Advisory Chair Apr 01, 1997 Apr 01, 1999
Human Resources Advisory Ex-Officio (DD) Jul 01, 2002 Jul 31, 2004
Human Resources Advisory Apr 01, 1993 Apr 01, 1997
Human Resources Advisory Jul 01, 2005 Jun 30, 2008
Long Range Planning Committee Apr 01, 2005 Mar 31, 2006
Scientific Advisory Committee Ex-Officio (DD) Jul 01, 2002 Jul 31, 2004
Steering Committee Ex-Officio (DD) Jul 01, 2002 Jul 31, 2004
  1. Workshop Mathematical Circles and Olympiads

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    Dec 16, 2004
    Thursday
    09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
      Math Circles and Olympiads; Historical, Conceptual and Structural
    Dmitri Fomin, Robert Megginson (University of Michigan), Steve Olson, Alexander Soifer
    10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
      Discovering and Developing Mathematical Talent, Part 1
    Wade Ellis (West Valley College), Robert Megginson (University of Michigan), Timothy Sanders
    Dec 18, 2004
    Saturday
    03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
      Discussion of the Network of Math Circles (Including Parents' Advisory Group)
    Robert Megginson (University of Michigan)