Diversity and Inclusion

ICERM strongly supports the National Science Foundation's goals of expanding the numbers and diversity of individuals engaged in mathematical sciences through increased participation. ICERM is a member of the Math Institutes Diversity Committee. We actively seek participation of women and under-represented minorities in ICERM's governing bodies and in all scientific programs, workshops and events. Specifically, ICERM policy includes the following:

The Board of Trustees and the Science Advisory Board work to ensure participation of women and under-represented minorities on all ICERM boards and in all scientific programs, respectively. The Director and Associate Directors are proactive in seeking representation of women and minorities in its undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral programs and on organizing committees of programs and workshops, and work and liaise closely with organizing committees to increase diversity among funded participants. All past and future activities that support these goals and achievements in this area are documented on this page.

ICERM hosts or co-sponsors special events or conferences that serve women and under-represented minorities in the mathematical sciences, including diversity workshops, Blackwell-Tapia conferences, SACNAS conferences, and AWM workshops and events, and builds relations with academic institutions that serve large minority populations.

ICERM states its commitment to diversity on all informational and promotional materials, and broadly advertises its activities and opportunities for funding.

ICERM's 2012 Blackwell-Tapia Conference

ICERM was pleased to host the 21st annual Conference for African American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences (CAARMS).

ICERM's 2012 Blackwell-Tapia Conference 2014 Modern Math Workshop in Los Angeles, CA.
Recipients of past and present Blackwell-Tapia prizes gather with ICERM Director Jill Pipher (center) during the 2012 Blackwell-Tapia Conference organized and hosted by ICERM in November 2012. L-R: William Massey, Richard Tapia, Ricardo Cortez, Trachette Jackson, Jill Pipher, Juan Meza, Rodrigo Bañuelos, and Carlos Castillo-Chavez who organized the initial conference in 2000. A group of students gather prior to one of the mini courses offered at the 2014 Modern Math Workshop in Los Angeles, CA.

Since our inception in 2010, the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) has valued diversity and inclusion as part of our core values and our strategic goals. Embracing differences is essential to our success as a leading international mathematics research institute.

ICERM is pleased to expand its efforts regarding diversity and inclusion using the DDIAP action plans established by Brown University’s Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion.

To see activities related to diversity in the mathematical sciences, please go to the "Living a Math Life" Google Calendar.

Ulrica Wilson

Ulrica Wilson is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Morehouse College. She is ICERM's Associate Director of Diversity and Outreach. In this role, Ulrica provides leadership in meeting institutional diversity goals: ensuring diversity throughout ICERM's programs, assisting in the development of policies and procedures, participating in national meetings and conferences, and helping to identify and obtain funding for programs and activities.

Upcoming MSIDI Funded Events

DatesTitleHost and Organizers
March 8-10, 2018 Latinx in the Mathematical Sciences Conference 2018 Hosted by IPAM at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA
April 14-15, 2018 Infinite Possibilities Conference Howard University in Washington, DC
October 10-11, 2018 Modern Math Workshop Hosted by SAMSI in San Antonio, TX (pre-conference to SACNAS)
November 9-10, 2018 Blackwell-Tapia Conference Hosted by ICERM in Providence, RI

Other Upcoming Events

Along with our Diversity Initiative, the Mathematical Sciences Institutes Diversity Committee is proud to partner with three outstanding organizations at the forefront of addressing underrepresentation in the mathematical sciences— the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM), the National Association of Mathematicians (NAM) and the National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Science. Their programs are listed below.

DatesTitleHost and Organizers
November 3-5, 2017 Field of Dreams Conference Sponsored by the Math Alliance in St. Louis, MO
DatesTitleHost and Organizers
October 19-21, 2017 2017 SACNAS National Conference Hosted by the Society for the Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science - In Salt Lake City
October 18-19, 2017 2017 Modern Math Workshop (preceding the SACNAS National Conference) Organized by ICERM in Salt Lake City Utah
February 3-5, 2017 Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics S@I 2016 alumnae presenting their research
November 4, 2016 Math Institutes Day at 2016 Field of Dreams Conference Organized by National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematics Sciences
October 28-29, 2016 Blackwell-Tapia Conference Hosted by NIMBioS
October 12-13, 2016 Modern Mathematics Workshop Hosted by IPAM in Long Beach, CA. ICERM to sponsor Dr. Katie Oliveras (Seattle University) as as a guest speaker: "Understanding Water Waves – Using nonlinear techniques to improve"
June 15-18, 2016 CAARMS Hosted by IAS
April 6-7, 2016 Spring Opportunities for Women in Mathematical Sciences Co-organizing w/SAMSI at SAMSI
November 6-8, 2015 9th Annual Field of Dreams Conference National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences
October 29-31, 2015 2015 SACNAS National Conference "Interdisciplinary Collaboration: The Role of Diversity in STEM Innovation" Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
October 28-29, 2015 2015 Modern Mathematics Workshop AIM, IAS, ICERM, IMA, IPAM, MBI, MSRI, NIMBioS, SAMSI.
ICERM is sponsoring guest speaker Edray Goins, Purdue University: "Fuchsian Differential Equations with Prescribed Monodromy: An Introduction to Solving a Quintic Without Using Radicals"
June 24-27, 2015 Conference for African-American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences (CAARMS) Hosted by ICERM. Organized by William Massey, Princeton University
April 11-12, 2015 AWM Research Symposium Held at the University of Maryland. Organized by Ruth Charney, Brandeis University, Shelly Harvey, Rice University, Kristin Lauter, Microsoft Research, Gail Letzter, National Security Agency, and Konstantina Trivisa, University of Maryland
April 9-11, 2015 Latina/os in the Mathematical Sciences Conference Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics
March 26-28, 2015 Careers in Mathematical Sciences: A Workshop for Underrepresented Minorities Hosted by the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications at the University of Minnesota. Organized by Chehrzad, IMA, Pamela Williams LMI Research Institute, Ulrica Wilson, ICERM, and Victor Zavala, Argonne National Laboratory
March 1-3, 2015 Infinite Possibilities Conference Hosted by Oregon State University
November 14-15, 2014 Blackwell-Tapia Conference 2014
(hosted by IPAM in Los Angeles, CA)
Hosted by the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) in Los Angeles, CA. Organized by Ricardo Cortez, Tulane University, Monica Jackson, American University, Trachette Jackson, University of Michigan, and Herbert Medina, Loyola Marymount University, Mathematics
October 15-16, 2014 2014 Modern Math Workshop, pre-conference to the SACNAS annual meeting in Los Angeles, CA
Hosted by the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI). ICERM's sponsored guest speaker will be ICERM postdoc Jacqueline Davis.
April 9-11, 2014 2014 Spring Opportunities for Women Workshop
(held in Knoxville Tennessee at NIMBioS)
Hosted by NIMBioS at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
Organized by Ruth Charney, Brandeis University and President of AWM, Snehalata Huzurbazar, University of Wyoming, North Carolina State University, and SAMSI, Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee and NIMBioS, Joan Lind, University of Tennessee, Kelly Sturner, NIMBioS
October 2 - 3, 2013 2013 Modern Math Workshop at SACNAS in San Antonio, TXJeff Brock, Ricardo Cortez, Snehalata Huzurbazar, Jill Pipher, Ivelisse Rubio
November 9-10, 2012Blackwell-Tapia Conference 2012 Hosted by ICERM, this bienial conference inspires African-American, Native American and Latino/Latina students to pursue careers in mathematics.
November 2-4, 2012Mathematical Field of Dreams Conference in Tempe, AZ ICERM sponsored ICERM Institute Postdoc Julio Andrade as a guest speaker: "Number Theory, Polynomials and Random Matrices"
October 9-10, 20122012 Modern Math Workshop at SACNAS in Seattle, WA ICERM sponsored guest speaker Jessica Purcell, Brigham Young University: "Low-dimensional Topology, Geometry, and Dynamics"
October 26-27, 20112011 Modern Math Workshop at SACNAS in San Jose, CA ICERM sponsored guest speaker Jose Blanchet, Columbia University: "Monte Carlo Methods for Risk Analysis"
September 17-18, 2011AWM Anniversary Conference: 40 Years and Counting Hosted by ICERM, the AWM celebrated the progress of women in mathematical professions and recognized individual achievements.