|Registration Deadline:||October 17, 2008 over 12 years ago|
|To apply for Funding you must register by:||July 14, 2008 over 12 years ago|
- Alejandra Alvarado (U.S. Navy)
- Joshua Aronson
- Lida Barrett
- Hanna Bennett
- Garikai Campbell
- Carlos Castillo-Chavez
- Farrah Chandler
- Stanley Chang
- Amy Cohen-Corwin (Rutgers University)
- Alina Cojocaru
- Donald Cole
- Rachelle DeCoste
- Laura DeMarco
- Teresa Edwards
- Suzanne Galayda
- Estela Gavosto (University of Kansas)
- Ruth Haas (University of Hawaii at Manoa)
- Leona Harris (University of the District of Columbia)
- Deanna Haunsperger (Carleton College)
- Trachette Jackson (University of Michigan)
- Emille Lawrence (University of San Francisco)
- Yi Li
- Jim Lin
- Deborah Lockhart (National Science Foundation)
- Shirley Malcom
- David Manderscheid
- Luis Medina
- Robert Megginson (University of Michigan)
- Valerie Nelson
- Janis Oldham
- Beatrice Riviere
- Cora Sadosky
- Michael Shearer
- Ismar Volic
- Chelsea Walton (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
- Nathaniel Whitaker (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
- Ulrica Wilson (Morehouse College; Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM))
- Carol Wood (Wesleyan University)
Cultivating diversity and broadening participation of historically underrepresented groups in the mathematical sciences are national goals that are identified by the National Science Foundation as "essential components of the innovation engine that drives the Nation's economy." The goal of this three-day conference is to stimulate, identify, and disseminate successful models that improve retention of underrepresented groups in graduate programs in mathematics. The conference will provide a forum for the interchange of information among the key constituencies involved in graduate education: research universities, small colleges and graduate students. Representatives will have the opportunity to improve the articulation between undergraduate and graduate training. Department representatives will be encouraged to leave the conference with an appropriate plan for action.
The specific objectives of the workshop are:
- to bring together representatives of graduate departments and small colleges, including minority-serving and women's colleges, in order to develop strategies for improved retention of students from these institutions;
- to enable departments at research universities to articulate their expectations of students enrolled in their graduate programs;
- to enable departments at small colleges to better prepare their students for the demands of graduate education;
- to develop new ideas and disseminate strategies of programs and advisors that have been effective in producing doctorates among women and in other underrepresented groups;
- to demonstrate the mathematical achievements of women and minority mathematicians and provide networking opportunities for students and faculty.
The first day of the conference is directed at graduate students and young faculty, and will highlight the achievements of women and other underrepresented groups. Critical transition points in the professional development of mathematicians will be the focus of panel discussions and workshops. Representatives of graduate departments and small colleges will join the conference for the last two days. Panels will focus on "Departments with Exemplary Records," "The Students' Persepectives," and "A Tale of Two Cultures." Break-out sessions will explore ways to better collaborate in advising undergraduates and in providing support for graduate students that will facilitate transition, increase retention, and imporve student success. The conference will conclude with the identification of lessons learned and plans for action and dissemintation.
Students and others who wish to attend the entire conference should plan to arrive by the evening of Tuesday, October 14th. Department representatives should plan to arrive by the evening of Wednesday, October 15th. The conference program will conclude at 3:00PM on Friday, October 17th.
Carlos Castillo-Chavez (Large file: 80MB PDF) Right-Click link and select "Save File As…" or "Save Link As…".
Funding is provided by the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency. When you register, please choose the "Funding Needed" option to be considered. Funding decisions are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after this deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.
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 Hotel Shattuck Plaza, depending on room availability. Guests can call the hotel's main line at 510-845-7300 and ask for the MSRI- Mathematical Science Research Institute discount. To book online visit this page (the MSRI rate will automatically be applied).
MSRI has preferred rates at the Graduate Berkeley, depending on room availability. Reservations may be made by calling 510-845-8981. When making reservations, guests must request the MSRI preferred rate. Enter in the Promo Code MSRI123 (this code is not case sensitive).
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MSRI has a preferred rates at Easton Hall and Gibbs Hall, depending on room availability. Guests can call the Reservations line at 510-204-0732 and ask for the MSRI- Mathematical Science Research Inst. rate. To book online visit this page, select "Request a Reservation" choose the dates you would like to stay and enter the code MSRI (this code is not case sensitive).
Additional lodging options may be found on our short term housing page.
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