March 30 – April 2, 2017
Amherst, Massachusetts

We are excited to announce that the seventh annual Underrepresented Students in Topology and Algebra Research Symposium will be hosted by Amherst College March 31- April 2, 2017.   USTARS is an annual conference where students at all stages in their research present their work and form research and social support networks with other mathematicians with related research and professional interests. USTARS provides an invaluable opportunity for students who have not yet chosen a research topic, or have switched areas of study, to learn about potential research topics.

Presenters at USTARS give 30-minute research talks on various topics in the fields of topology and algebra. Two graduate students are chosen to give 1-hour presentations as the Distinguished Graduate Students (DGS). As this year’s Invited Faculty Speaker, Dr. Chelsea Walton (Temple University) will give the keynote address. In addition to the student lectures, a poster session highlights undergraduate research, and an early-career faculty development workshop precedes the symposium.

Application Deadline: January 7, 2017

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(Photo of USTARS 2016 Participants, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX)