Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI)

Program ID: SAMSI-MMW18 [#657, SAMSI-MMW18]
Program Title: 2018 Modern Math Workshop (SACNAS pre-conference event)
Program Type: Graduate or early career program
Program Location: San Antonio, Texas 78205, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Starting Date: 2018/10/10
Application Deadline: 2018/06/30 (posted 2018/03/01, updated 2018/01/30)
Program Description:    

Modern Math Workshop  
October 10-11, 2018  
San Antonio, Texas 
This application site is for people applying for funding to attend the Modern Math Workshop (MMW) and the SACNAS conference.

The NSF Mathematical Sciences Institutes Diversity Initiative is pleased to announce the 2018 Modern Math Workshop prior to the SACNAS National Conference. The MMW is a pre-conference workshop held prior to the SACNAS conference. Both the MMW and the SACNAS National Conference take place in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. There is no registration fee to attend the Modern Math Workshop. 

The MMW is intended to encourage undergraduates, graduate students and recent PhDs from underrepresented minority groups to pursue careers in the mathematical sciences and to build research and mentoring networks. 

To Apply for Funding: There is limited funding available from the Math Institutes to support attendance at both the MMW and the SACNAS conference.  Applicants are also strongly encouraged to apply for funding directly from their university departments, as well as, from SACNAS. The deadline for application for SACNAS Travel Scholarship funding is April 13, 2018. The link to apply for SACNAS Travel Scholarships is here.  

Students who are applying on this site for funding are requested to supply only a statement of interest and a letter of recommendation.

Postdocs and early career researchers will need to supply only a CV and a letter of recommendation.

The MMW check-in/registration begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, October 10, with the scientific programming beginning at 1:00pm. The final session, a Q&A with NSF Math Institutes representatives, ends at 12:30pm on Thursday, October 11.  

Mini-courses for Undergraduates:  On Wednesday, October 10th, two mini-courses will be offered from 1:00pm-4:30pm, running concurrently. 

Research Sessions for Graduate Students and Recent PhDs:  Each participating NSF Math Institute will provide a representative who will present a research talk.  The Institutes have widely diverse research portfolios. The talks will expose participants to a broad range of topics in modern mathematics. These sessions run over both days of the Workshop. 

Overview of DMS:  Juan Meza, University of California, Merced will give a brief overview of the Division of Mathematical Sciences which supports research in Mathematics and Statistics on Wednesday, October 10th at 4:30pm.

Keynote Lecture: All MMW participants are invited to the keynote lecture by Javier Rojo, Professor of Statistics at Oregon State University on Wednesday, October 10th at 4:45pm.

Reception: The NSF Math Institutes' networking reception will immediately follow the keynote lecture at 5:45pm on Wednesday, October 10th. All MMW participants are welcome to attend.

Closing Q&A: The closing session of the Workshop is a Q&A with NSF Math Institutes representatives on Thursday, October 11. 

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the program description.

Further Info:
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79 T.W. Alexander Drive, P.O. Box 110207
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