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VIGRE

AMS, ASA, MAA and SIAM Workshop on

Vertical Integration of Research and Education
in the Mathematical Sciences
Program

May 3–4, 2002
Hyatt Regency Reston Hotel, Reston, Virginia


Program

Friday, May 3
Noon - 1:30 PM Sign in table available for distributing name tags, final program, and list of registered participants
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Henry Warchall, DMS representative from the VIGRE Management Team, will provide an overview of the goals and implementation of the VIGRE program, followed by a question and answer period.
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Refreshment Break (and room check-in)
3:30 PM- 4:45 PM

Exemplary Practices presentations from four VIGRE-funded departments, including:

Richard Hain, Duke University
James Meiss, University of Colorado
Sastry Pantula, North Carolina State University
Michael Tabor, University of Arizona

4:50 PM - 5:10 PM Special presentation by Chris Golde, Senior Scholar, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, on the foundation's Initiative on the Doctorate. The study is focusing on just six disciplines, one of which is mathematics.
5:10 PM - 5:30 PM Special presentation by Kathleen Bergin from the Education and Human Resources Directorate at NSF on the recently established Mathematical and Science Partnerships Program.
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Break
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Reception
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Dinner and a presentation by Philippe Tondeur, Division Director for the Division of Mathematical Sciences at NSF.

Saturday, May 4
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Buffet breakfast
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Breakout sessions devoted to various components of a typical VIGRE program:
A. Vertical integration of research, education, and mentoring among undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and faculty
Facilitators:

Robert Lazarsfeld, University of Michigan
Michael Tabor, University of Arizona

B. Mentoring of students and postdoctoral fellows
Facilitators:

Richard Hain, Duke University
Joseph Rosenblatt, University of Illinois

C. Broadening of education of students and postdoctoral fellows
Facilitators:

Dean Isaacson, Iowa State University
James Meiss, University of Colorado

D. Recruitment and retention of students and postdoctoral fellows
Facilitators:

Sastry Pantula, North Carolina State University
William Rundell, Texas A&M

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Morning break
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Repeat the breakout sessions to permit attendees to participate in two different sessions.
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM Break
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM - 2:20 PM

Presentation by three VIGRE-supported postdocs on how they have participated in and been affected by their department's VIGRE program:

Skip Garibaldi, UCLA
Jon Jacobsen, Penn State University
Dan Knopf, University of Wisconsin

2:30 PM - 3:20 PM

VIGRE from the perspective of the Mathematical Sciences Community:

Loyce Adams, University of Washington
Benedict Gross, Harvard University
Calvin Moore, UC Berkeley

3:20 PM - 3:45 PM Afternoon break

Saturday, May 4 (continued)
3:45 PM - 4:20 PM

Richard Proto, former Chief of Research at the National Security Agency, will make a presentation focused on the issue of non-academic career opportunities for mathematical scientists.

4:20 PM - 4:55 PM Douglas Arnold, Director of the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, will make a presentation focused on the issue of non-academic career opportunities for mathematical scientists.
4:55 PM - 5:30 PM Wrap-up session
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Closing reception with everyone on their own for dinner

Program Committee:

Richard Brualdi, University of Wisconsin
Robert Greene, University of California, Los Angeles
Gary Mullen, Penn State University


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