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…to promote diversity and inclusion in the mathematical sciences …
…to contribute to the improvement of mathematics education …
The Director of Education and Diversity was part of an advisory group working on the Dana Center's Equity in Mathematics Pathways Initiative: Equity, Mobility, and Mathematics at the Transition from K-12 to College, with the goal of improving success rates for underserved students in mathematics.
Dr. Grundman gave one-on-one advice and served on a discussion panel at this year’s Career Mentoring Workshop for Women (CaMeW) held at Mount Holyoke College. Fifteen graduate students preparing to enter the job market received information, individual feedback, and answers to their many questions from woman mentors with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.
More than 100 women (and some men) attended this two-day national conference designed to promote, educate, encourage, and support women of color interested in the mathematical sciences. (Right hand picture: the Director of Education and Diversity with some of the women whose participation was supported by the AMS.)
Around 150, mostly Latinx students, postdocs, and faculty were inspired by the 30 speakers talking about math, relating their life experiences as Latinx mathematicians, and suggesting strategies for success in the mathematical sciences. The mentored poster presentations and the organized networking activities during mealtimes were also a great success! Many thanks to the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics for hosting the conference.
Each year, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute sponsors a math education workshop. This year the focus was on access to mathematics by opening doors for students currently excluded from mathematics. The AMS Director of Education and Diversity joined with over 100 mathematicians and mathematics educator to learn, discuss, and create strategies for improving access.
Panelists shared their successes (and failures) in recruiting and admitting a greater diversity of graduate students and on increasing the success rate of "undervalued" applicants, both through helping the students adapt to the programs and through helping the programs adapt to the students.
This conference of the Math Alliance brought together over 200 students and more than 100 faculty and other school representatives. The AMS Director of Education and Diversity moderated a lively panel discussion on mentoring.
Over 150 students, faculty, and others of the mathematics community enjoyed an evening of conversation, snacks, an interactive game, and AMS prizes!
Mathematics sessions included: Commutative Algebra, Latin@s Count, Real World Mathematical Applications in the Biological Sciences, and Women in Math.
This is a terrific annual conference geared for undergraduates from HBCUs, but open to everyone. (The book pictured is From Groups to Geometry and Back by Climenhaga and Katok.)
The room was packed for the Hidden Figures panel organized by EDD, Association of Women in Mathematics, Building Diversity in Science, Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education, and the National Association of Mathematicians.
Photo credits: Dana Center photos compliments of the Charles A. Dana Center; CaMeW photos by Jillian Amaral (L) and Rachelle DeCoste (R); Infinite Possibilities Conference photos by Leon Woodson (L) and Lily Khadjavi (R); LatMath photos compliments of IPAM; MSRI-CIME photos compliments of MSRI; 2018 JMM photo by Adriana Salerno; Field of Dreams photos by Donald Cole; SACNAS photos by Annette Emerson; NAM MathFest photos by Tony Akeem; 2017 JMM photos by Edray Goins.