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Spring Opportunities March 12, 2012 - March 14, 2012
Registration Deadline: March 12, 2012 about 11 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: December 12, 2011 over 11 years ago
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Location: Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley CA
Organizers David Auckly, Philip Kutzko, Trachette Jackson, and Robert Megginson

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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.
Keywords and Mathematics Subject Classification (MSC)
Primary Mathematics Subject Classification No Primary AMS MSC
Secondary Mathematics Subject Classification No Secondary AMS MSC
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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 does not hire an outside company to make hotel reservations for our workshop participants, or share the names and email addresses of our participants with an outside party. If you are contacted by a business that claims to represent MSRI and offers to book a hotel room for you, it is likely a scam. Please do not accept their services.

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).

MSRI has preferred rates 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 "Affiliated with the Space Sciences Lab, Lawrence Hall of Science or MSRI." When prompted for your UC Contact/Host, please list Chris Marshall (coord@msri.org).

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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Mar 12, 2012
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
03:00 PM - 03:50 PM
  Applying for Jobs (Moderator: Trachette Jackson)
Aparna Higgins, Talitha Washington (Clark Atlanta University; Atlanta University Center Consortium)
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
Mar 13, 2012
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 (Diablo Valley college), Jesus De Loera (University of California, Davis), Linda Green, Trachette Jackson (University of Michigan)
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
01:30 PM - 02:15 PM
  Applying for Grants (Moderator: Dave Auckly)
Lloyd Douglas, Florence Fasanelli
02:15 PM - 03:00 PM
  Tenure (Moderator: Trachette Jackson)
Sheldon Axler (San Francisco State University), Jamylle Carter (Diablo Valley college), David Scott (University of Puget Sound), Vera Serganova (University of California, Berkeley), Mariel Vazquez (University of California, Davis)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
  Industry Jobs (Moderator: Trachette Jackson)
Tony DeRose, William Massey (Princeton University)
Mar 14, 2012
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
  Breakfast Tea
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Government Jobs (Moderator: Trachette Jackson)
Lloyd Douglas, 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 (University of California, Davis)