Duke University, Department of Mathematics

Program ID: Duke-GROW2023 [#1477]
Program Title: GROW 2023 - Duke University
Program Type: Undergraduate program
Program Location: Durham, North Carolina 27708-0320, United States [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: (posted 2023/05/14, updated 2023/05/12, listed until 2023/07/28)
Program Description:    

Graduate Research Opportunities for Women (GROW) 2023 is a conference for women and non-binary undergraduate students at U.S. colleges and universities who may be interested in pursuing a graduate degree in the mathematical sciences.

When and where is GROW 2023?

The conference takes place Friday October 20 - Sunday October 22 at Duke University in Durham, NC.

Participants will arrive Friday afternoon and depart Sunday afternoon. Formal activities will begin Friday evening and end Sunday at midday.

What is the cost of participation?

The conference is FREE for all accepted participants. We will cover airfare, provide accommodations, and arrange for meals.

What will the conference include?

  • Plenary speaker Melanie Matchett Wood, Harvard University

  • Featured lectures:

  • Panel discussions on graduate studies and research in mathematics:

    • How to apply to graduate school: nuts and bolts with grad directors

    • From Day 1 to PhD: student and mentor perspectives

    • Exploring a research landscape: what it’s like to live a research life

    • Life with a PhD: the very many ways we can use our quantitative skills

  • Celebratory dinner

  • Small group conversation and networking

  • Opportunities for mentoring by graduate students and faculty

Who can apply?

  • Are you a woman (cis-gender, transgender, or woman-identified) or nonbinary individual?

  • Are you currently an undergraduate at a U.S. college or university?

  • Are you thinking about graduate school in the mathematical sciences?

  • Do you want to know more about graduate school?

  • Do you want advice on preparing yourself for graduate school?

  • Do you want to know more about mathematical careers in academia?

To apply, complete the MathPrograms.org application and submit the following:

  • One (1) letter of recommendation

  • A copy of an unofficial undergraduate transcript

Applications are due on Friday July 28. Applications that are missing any components by that deadline unfortunately cannot be considered. Accepted applicants will be notified by August 18.

For questions, please contact grow@math.duke.edu.  

Conference website: https://sites.duke.edu/grow2023

GROW 2023 will take place at Duke University. Our lead organizer is Shira Viel and our scientific coordinator is Lillian Pierce, and we thank Kathy Peterson of iiD for program management support, as well as the Duke Mathematics Department administration.

GROW 2023 is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Duke University Office of the Provost, the Duke University Trinity College of Arts & Sciences Office of the Dean, the Duke University Dean of Natural Sciences, and finally the Duke University Department of Mathematics and the Chair of Duke Mathematics. We further thank the Rhodes Information Initiative at Duke University for program management support and meeting space. Student participants at GROW 2023 are generously supported by the National Science Foundation (DMS-2200470, DMS-2154029 with PI’s Lillian PierceNicholas Cook). In addition, the organizing team thanks the following colleagues: Paul BendichDorothy BuckXiuyuan ChengVeronica CiocanelNicholas CookAdam LevineJianfeng LuColleen RoblesMarc Ryser, and Anita Layton.

GROW is organized in cooperation with the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) and supports the Welcoming Environment and Diversity and Inclusion Statements of the AWM. It is organized through the Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation (IMSI). We thank them for their support which originates in the NSF grant DMS-1929348.

Application Materials Required:
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Duke University
Department of Mathematics
120 Science Drive
117 Physics Building
Campus Box 90320
Durham, NC 27708-0320