Conference on Strengthening Community in Research Mathematics

The Conference on Strengthening Community in Research Mathematics will take place February 17-18, 2023, in Claremont, California. There is funding available, but priority will be given to undergraduate and graduate students and faculty with limited funding. If you are interested in being considered for funding, please register for SCRM 2023 by January 4, 2023. The deadline to register for the conference is January 15.

The two-day conference will consist of a Friday session devoted to the mathematics community, with events for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students. The Saturday session is dedicated to uplifting researchers in number theory and algebraic geometry. The conference will strengthen the mathematical research community by gathering researchers in cutting-edge mathematics, highlighting the strategic role and importance of our professional organizations, and by disseminating successful strategies to enable mathematicians from traditionally underrepresented groups to flourish. The conference will not only enhance the flow of talent into the mathematics research community but also help upgrade the demographic reach and capabilities of the entire STEM pipeline. Amongst our invited speakers are Alejandra Alvarado, Stephan Garcia, Lily Khadjavi, Ken Ono, and Talitha Washington.

The conference will achieve its goals in several ways. General audience research talks will be in the core fields of number theory and algebraic geometry and will be designed to facilitate future collaborations while providing a supportive environment for young mathematicians from underserved backgrounds to experience the beauty and power of number theory and algebraic geometry. We will also address relevant questions that undergraduate and graduate students have about the profession with talks and panel discussions on the graduate school admission and matriculation process, navigating the mathematical discipline as a member of a currently underrepresented group, the multitude of career opportunities that one can pursue with a graduate degree in mathematics, and managing academic and nonacademic job ladders. Faculty will in turn participate in talks and panel discussions that address mentoring students from underrepresented groups and how to engage undergraduates in their research.

SCRM 2023:

  • Centering BIPOC research mathematicians
  • Workshops on career development and mentoring
  • Research talks
  • Networking opportunities
  • Spotlights on professional societies

Please email questions to SCRM2023@gmail.com.

Schedule

February 17 - February 18
All times in Pacific Standard Time (PST)

Friday, February 17

8 - 9:15 a.m.

Coffee and registration
Outside Rose Hills Theatre

9:15 - 9:25 a.m.

Opening address
Alex Barrios, University of St. Thomas
Tyler Billingsley, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Ami Radunskaya, Pomona College
Rose Hills Theatre

9:30 - 9:55 a.m.

Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
Cynthia Wyels, CSU Channel Islands
Rose Hills Theatre

10:05 - 10:30 a.m.

National Association of Mathematicians (NAM)
Omayra Ortega, Sonoma State University
Rose Hills Theatre

10:40 - 11:05 a.m.

The Math Alliance
David Goldberg, Purdue University
Rose Hills Theatre

11:15 - 11:40 a.m.

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM)
Jacob Castaneda, Art of Problem Solving
Rose Hills Theatre

12:25 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Lunch
Edmunds Ballroom

1:45 - 2:45 p.m.

Keynote address
Carrie Diaz-Eaton, Bates College
Rose Hills Theatre

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

BIG/Academic Jobs
Mark Ward, Purdue University
Hahn 101

Mentoring undergraduates
Stephan Garcia, Pomona College
Crookshank 108

3:50 - 4:50 p.m.

Panel: Options after undergrad
Sofia Martinez, Purdue University
Karina Montilla Edmonds, SAP
Robin Wilson, Cal Poly Pomona
Hahn 101

Panel: Options after grad school
Alyson Deines, Center for Communications Research
Jacob Bond, General Motors
David Goldberg, Purdue University
Cory Colbert, Washington & Lee University
Crookshank 108

5 - 7:30 p.m.

Networking banquet
Edmunds Ballroom

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Banquet address
Ken Ono, University of Virginia
Edmunds Ballroom

7:30 p.m.

Adjourn
Edmunds Ballroom

Saturday, February 18

8 - 9 a.m.

Coffee
Outside Rose Hills Theatre

9 - 9:40 a.m.

On the decoding failure rate of the BIKE decoder
Tyler Billingsley, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Seaver North Auditorium

9:50 - 10:30 a.m.

Talk 2
Rachel Davis, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Seaver North Auditorium

10:40 - 11:40 a.m.

Keynote address
Lily Khadjavi, Loyola Marymount University
Seaver North Auditorium

11:50 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Lunch
Doms Lounge

1 - 1:40 p.m.

Talk 3
Jacob Bond, General Motors
Rose Hills Theatre

1:50 - 2:30 p.m.

Talk 4
Robert Dicks, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Rose Hills Theatre

2:40 - 3:40 p.m.

Keynote address
Alejandra Alvarado, Eastern Illinois University
Rose Hills Theatre

3:40 p.m.

Adjourn
Rose Hills Theatre