I like to be involved with outreach activities, and below are descriptions of some of the things I am doing, and have recently been involved with.
The Early Career Section of The Notices:
I am an associate editor in charge of the new Early Career Section of the AMS Notices, which will appear for the first time in January 2019. Our goal is to cover aspects of the profession having to do with professional development. The idea is to give people the advice they might not get if they aren’t at a place where people are paying attention to them.
(check out the link for more details)
With Danny Krashen, I have helped to run MathCamp, a program at UGA for high school aged kids.
Here is a description of this year’s activities.
Here is a YouTube video we made after last year’s activities:
Women in math events:
- I spoke at Strength In Numbers: a graduate workshop in number theory and related areas, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, May 11-12
- We had an AWM lunch on Wednesday, 5/2 from 12-2PM in Hill 703 (faculty lounge) with the invited speaker for the Complex Analysis seminar, Loredana Lanzani (http://thecollege.syr.edu/
- During Rutgers Day this year, the Rutgers AWM group sponsored a Woman in Math booth, which together with the other math department activities, and Corrine Yap’s one woman show “Uniform Convergence” drew a large audience. Here’s a link to some photos of the day.
- Graduate workshop in Algebraic Geometry for Women & Mathematics of Minority Genders, funded by the IAS Women and Mathematics Ambassador Program, organized by Rohini Ramadas and Isabel Vogt; Saturday-Sunday, Feb 17-18
- Lunch with the women in the math department at MIT Friday, Feb 16, 2018
- Lunch with the women in the math department at UPenn, September 14, 2017 Penn Current Article
Resources for early career math people:
I was a Co-PI on the UGA AGANT RTG grant, and before that a Co-PI on the UGA VIGRE grant, and mainly in that capacity have given a number of professional development talks for postdocs and graduate students. For example, here are slides or notes, presented to the students:
- 10 things to do before you go on the market or apply for a grant
- 20 tips for giving a 20 minute talk
- preparing for an interview for an academic job
- getting a job outside of academia
- planning and improving your CV
- writing up your work and submitting it to a journal
- planning a webpage for academia
- link to a talk given by Brian Boe Being Part of the Broader Mathematical Community
- advice for giving a good colloquium talk (passed along to me)