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Friday, December 7, 2018

3:00 pm in 145 Altgeld Hall,Friday, December 7, 2018

Nonsolvability of elliptic operators in the flat category

Martino Fassina (Illinois Math)

4:00 pm in 345 Altgeld Hall,Friday, December 7, 2018

To Be Announced

Grigory Terlov (UIUC Math)

4:00 pm in 245 Altgeld Hall,Friday, December 7, 2018

Changing the “Face” of Mathematics

Dr. Candice Price (University of San Diego)

Abstract: African Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, and Latinx-- who have historically comprised a minority of the U.S. population-- are growing in size and influence. Currently, while we constitute 30 percent of the U.S. population, by 2050, together we will account for greater than 40 percent of the U.S. population. Yet, these groups are largely underrepresented in the STEM fields---especially mathematics. Lately, there has been a growing discussion around this issue of lack of diversity in science and engineering and its effect on the growth and innovation needed in these disciplines to solve the most complex issues humanity faces. I believe one reason people of color are underrepresented in STEM is that students of color rarely see themselves reflected in the STEM community. My service mission is to support those underrepresented in STEM by creating and supporting programs that increase visibility, amplify the voices of women and people of color in STEM and create networks and community in STEM to provide opportunities to share resources. In this talk, I will describe my path in mathematics through exploration of my involvement in programs that are working towards changing the face the of mathematics.