CTW: Blackwell-Tapia Conference (November 5-6, 2010)
This is the sixth in a series of biannual conferences honoring David Blackwell and Richard Tapia, two seminal figures who inspired a generation of African-American, Native American and Latino/Latina students to pursue careers in mathematics.
Carrying forward their work, this one and a half day conference will:
- Recognize and showcase mathematical excellence by minority researchers
- Recognize and disseminate successful efforts to address under-representation
- Inform students and mathematicians about career opportunities in mathematics, especially outside academia
- Provide networking opportunities for mathematical researchers at all points in the higher education/career trajectory
The conference will include a mix of activities including scientific talks; poster presentations; a panel discussion of career opportunities in mathematics, and another panel on recruitment and retention of a diverse mathematics workforce; and ample opportunities for discussion and interaction.
2010 Blackwell-Tapia Prize: The National Blackwell-Tapia Committee is pleased to announce that the 2010 Blackwell-Tapia Prize will be awarded to Dr. Trachette Jackson (Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan). This prize is awarded every second year in honor of the legacy of David H. Blackwell and Richard A. Tapia.
Special Event: Dr. Richard Tapia will give a public lecture at the Columbus Science Museum (COSI) on Thursday evening November 4 at 7:00pm. Admission is free and the public is welcome.
- Emery Brown (Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Computational Neuroscience and Health Sciences and Technology, MIT)
- Erika Camacho (Mathematical & Natural Sciences, Arizona State University)
- Carlos Castillo-Chavez (Joaquin Bustoz Jr. Professor of Mathematical Biology; Human Evolution and Social Change; Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Arizona State University)
- Ariel Cintron-Arias (Mathematics and Statistics, East Tennessee State University)
- Ricardo Cortez (Pendergraft William Larkin Duren Professor in the Mathematics Department and Director of Center for Computational Science, Tulane University)
- Edray Goins (Mathematics, Purdue University)
- Illya Hicks (Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University)
- Ryan Hynd (Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley)
- Trachette Jackson (Mathematics, University of Michigan)
- Juan Restrepo (Mathematics, University of Arizona)
- Conner Sandefur (Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, University of Michigan)
- Miranda Teboh-Ewungkem (Mathematics, Lafayette College)
- Mariel Vazquez (Mathematics, San Francisco State University)
- Talitha Washington (Mathematics, University of Evansville)