Event Detail

Event Type: 
Department Colloquium
Date/Time: 
Monday, November 12, 2012 - 08:00 to 09:00
Location: 
Kidder 350

Speaker Info

Institution: 
University of Iowa
Abstract: 

 

The National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences (www.mathalliance.org ) is an NSF-­‐funded, community based project whose goal is to increase the number of students from backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in the mathematical science who earn a doctoral degree and enter the workforce in one of these fields. The Alliance which, in its present form, dates back to 2007, has grown rapidly and now comprises a community of more than 200 math sciences faculty at undergraduate and Masters serving institutions, twenty five Graduate Program Groups in graduate programs in the math sciences and more than 400 math sciences majors and Masters students nationally. I will give a brief history of the Alliance and then describe its objectives, programs and philosophy. Although I will be describing the Alliance in general, my focus will be on our graduate program and on the process by which a math sciences department forms a Graduate Program Group.