May 15, 2012 - The American Mathematical Society (AMS) sponsored an exhibit booth at the Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) Exhibition on Capitol Hill on May 15, 2012. The booth featured the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM). Jill Pipher, Director of ICERM, and Lauren Barrows, Program Manager, presented information on the Institute to 275 attendees at this annual event showcasing research and education projects supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). ICERM would like to thank the AMS for this opportunity. Click here for more details.
Full STEAM Ahead!
May 4, 2012 - Industrial Design Critic Amy Leidtke has created several STEM to STEAM mini-institutes for SmART Schools, a research-based K-12 reform initiative that fuses rigorous core academics with dance, theater, music and visual arts. Her Seeing and Making Mathematical Paper Structures workshop was developed with funding from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. During the program she used the space at ICERM to work with area math teachers. "Visualizing polyhedra is actually fun, and makes it possible . . . to make sense of spatial and structural relationships in our world," she says, adding that "no one will go away without making his or her own mathematical toy, [or without] renewed insight on how to ignite the curiosity in the minds of students."
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Call for Applications
May 3, 2012 - The eight NSF Mathematical Sciences Institutes and NIMBioS are pleased to offer three concurrent sessions immediately preceding the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) annual meeting, Oct. 11-14, 2012, in Seattle, WA. The sessions - one for graduate students and recent PhDs, and two for undergraduate students - aim to invigorate the research careers of minority mathematicians and mathematics faculty at minority-serving institutions. The sessions begin with lunch on Oct. 10 and end at 12:30 p.m. prior to the SACNAS conference lunch on Oct. 11. Application deadline: July 1, 2012. For more information and the online application, visit http://www.nimbios.org/education/modern_math_ws
Self-assembling Nano Boxes
April 24, 2012 - With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), David Gracias from Johns Hopkins and Govind Menon, a mathematician at Brown University and an ICERM Associate Director, are developing self-assembling 3-D micro- and nanostructures that can be used in a number of applications, including medicine. Click here for more information.
Advisory Board Member Juan Meza Named Chair-Elect of the AAAS Section on Mathematics
February 10, 2012 - ICERM's Scientific Advisory Board member Juan Meza (Univ. of California, Merced) was named the American Association for the Advancement of Science 2011 Chair-Elect of its Section on Mathematics. The AAAS seeks "To advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people. " Congratulations to Dr. Meza!