The nine NSF-funded U.S.-based math institutes present the annual Modern Math Workshop (MMW) on October 28–29 (Wednesday-Thursday) in the Washington, DC area. The MMW is part of the institutes’ Mathematical Sciences Diversity Initiatives and the workshop is a pre-conference activity of the SACNAS National Conference (Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, see http://sacnas.org/events/national-conf). The MMW includes two mini-courses for undergraduates and talks related to the research programs at the math institutes that would be of interest to graduate students and early career researchers. The workshop is intended to encourage minority undergraduates to pursue careers in the mathematical sciences and to assist undergrads, graduate students and recent PhD’s in building their research networks. The MMW culminates on Oct. 29 with a plenary lecture by Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President of UMBC (The University of Maryland, Baltimore County). Minority undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs are encouraged to apply for funding to attend the workshop.
For details, please see www.msri.org/e/MMW2015. The application deadline for MMW funding is Friday, July 31, 2015.