I have been involved in a number of activities, including editorial work, conference organization and outreach. Below are descriptions of some of the things I am doing, and have recently done.
I am the associate editor of the new Early Career Section of the AMS Notices. This series features articles by mathematicians with advice, on aspects of the profession, for early career people, and those who mentor them.
Read the April EC articles on math Careers in Business Industry and Government
BIG Career developments for Math grad students by Richard Laugesen, Rachel Levy, and Fadil Santosa
Careers at National Laboratories by Emilie Purvine
Careers in financial engineering by Jim Gatheral and Dan Stefanica
From research mathematician to quantitative researcher by Ursula Gritsch and Melissa Yeung
Industrial research in applied statistics by Taylor Arnold
It’s a BIG world by Jesse Johnson
One year in Washington opens up a whole new world of possibility by Jennifer Pearl
Read the March EC articles on Writing:
Outward Facing Mathematics: A Pitch by Jordan Ellenberg
Preparing Your Results For Publication by Julia Hartmann
The Art of Writing Introductions by John Etnyre
To Write or Not to Write a Book, and When? by Joe Silverman
Writing, and Reading, Referee reports by Arend Bayer
The February edition is in! The theme is Research:
On Choosing A Thesis Advisor by Robert Lipshitz
Moving Ahead in Your Research by Ellen Eischen
Finding New Problems to Work On by Chris Woodward
Writing for Math Reviews by Kelly Jabbusch
Research with Undergrads by Amanda Folsom and Sam Payne
In our January Premier read:
- MAAGC professional development panel (“Uncovering the Secret Menu – tips and resources you wish you had known earlier in your career”).https://sites.google.com/site/maagchome/philadelphia-2019
- “Graduate advisor workshop”. OSU, June 1-2 2019 https://u.osu.edu/gaw2019/.
Recent local workshop and conference organization:
- The Georgia Algebraic Geometry Symposium, UGA, March 3-5 2017
- TAAAG: Topological Aspects of Algebra and Arithmetic Geometry, a workshop for graduate students and early career PhDs, UGA, September 2-4, 2016
- The Georgia Summer Workshop in Algebraic Geometry, UGA, August 26-29, 2016
- Georgia Algebraic Geometry Symposium, Oct 2014
- Georgia Algebraic Geometry Symposium, Oct 2013
- UGA VIGRE Summer School In Algebraic Geometry, May 21- June 1, 2012
- Georgia Algebraic Geometry Symposium Deformations, Abelian Varieties, and Mathematical Physics, May 2012
Recent more global conference organization:
- Workshop on Combinatorial Moduli Spaces and Intersection Theory, December 5 – 9, 2016, The Fields Institute
- The graduate student “Bootcamp” for the Algebraic Geometry Institute, University of Utah, July 2015
- Algebraic Geometry Special Session at the AWM Research Symposium, University of Maryland, April 11-12, 2015
- Birational Geometry and the Minimal Model Program MRC Workshop, Snowbird, Utah, June 2010
- Connections for Women Workshop, Jumbo Semester in Algebraic Geometry at MSRI, Jan 2009
(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:
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)
Women in Math:
- Karen won Abel
- I spoke at Strength In Numbers: a graduate workshop in number theory and related areas, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, May 11-12
- During Rutgers Day last spring, 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.
- I spoke at 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
You may feel isolated as a woman in your department, but you can travel and meet other women in their early career:
- Go to conferences and summer schools. Tell your students and postdocs to do this. Apply for an AWM travel grant. Tell your students and postdocs to try to get this funding. Read more here.
- Have more time to do your work: Apply for a dissertation fellowship from the Association of American University Women.