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The MAA-SIAM-AMS Hrabowski-Gates-Tapia-McBay Lecture and Panel

The Hrabowski-Gates-Tapia-McBay Lecture is named after four influential scientists of color: (1) Freeman Hrabowski, President of the University of Maryland at Baltimore County; (2) S. James Gates Jr., University of Maryland, College Park and Brown University; (3) Richard Tapia, Rice University; and (4) Shirley McBay, Founder and former President of Quality Education for Women and members of traditionally underrepresented groups (QEM). Through multiple mechanisms, these sessions expect to facilitate and accelerate the participation of scientists in the building of sustainable communities of mathematicians and mathematical scientists. In particular, the intention is to systematically recruit, welcome, encourage, mentor, and support individuals from underrepresented groups in the USA.

Next Lecture

The next lecture will be given by Victor Moll, Tulane University, at the 2025 Joint Mathematics Meetings.

Past Lectures

2024 – Kamuela Yong, University of Hawaiʻi, West Oʻahu, When Mathematicians Don't Count. 

2023 – Omayra Ortega, Sonoma State University, Who are we serving with our scholarship: A Covid Model Case Study.

2022 – Dave Kung, Charles A. Dana Center, The University of Texas at Austin, Why the Math Community Struggles with Equity & Diversity - and Why There’s Reason for Hope.

2021 – Erica Graham, Bryn Mawr College, Anti-racism in mathematics: Who, what, when, where, why, and how?

2020 – Belin Tsinnajinnie, Santa Fe Community College, Moving from changing the faces of mathematics to changing who mathematics serves

2019 – Rodrigo Bañuelos, Purdue University, On the discrete Hilbert transform

2018 – Talithia Williams, Harvey Mudd College, Mathematics for the masses

2017 – Mariel Vazquez, University of California Davis, Packing, folding and simplifying DNA topology