April 2019

science talk - portland, or

Katrina Morgan and I were selected to present at Science Talk, happening on April 4th-5th, 2019 in Portland, OR. Our presentation titled Communication & Community: Entry Points to STEM is scheduled for Thursday, April 4th at 3pm PST in the Emerald Ballroom of the . [Conference Schedule.]

march 2019

nsf eager grant awarded

I was awarded an NSF EAGER grant in collaboration with the Harris Lab (Dr. Daniel M. Harris P.I.) in the School of Engineering at Brown University (lead institution) by the Biophotonics program (under the Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems). The project is titled Collaborative Research: Modeling Silane Spreading and Deposition for Liquid Lithography and the award is from June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2021.

maa tensor summa grant awarded

I was awarded the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Tensor SUMMA Grant together with Katrina Morgan (PhD Candidate in Mathematics at UNC-Chapel Hill) and with Dr. Hans Christianson (Associate Professor of Mathematics at UNC-Chapel Hill) as Faculty Advisor. The grant titled Girls Talk Math: Recruiting Underrepresented Minority Mathematicians through a Non-Traditional Math Camp will support Girls Talk Math, a math and media focused summer camp Katrina and I founded in 2016, which will have its fourth run in July, 2019.

The program is hosted in the Math Department at UNC-Chapel Hill and it is geared towards female and gender non conforming high school students interested in Mathematics. A sister-camp at the University of Maryland at College Park had its first run in 2018. Award amount: $6,000 (possibility of renewal for up to three years).


January 2019

joint mathematics meeting - baltimore, md

I am excited to attend for the third time the Joint Mathematics Meeting from January 16th to 19th, 2019 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD. I will be participating in several events and sessions.

Together with Dr. Meghan DeWitt of St. Thomas Aquinas College, Dr. Semra Kilic-Bahi of Colby-Sawyer College, and Dr. Minah Oh of James Madison University, I am proud to be organizing the MAA Contributed Paper Session on Inclusive Excellence - Attracting, Involving, and Retaining Women and Underrepresented Groups in Mathematics [session description]. We have received numerous interesting abstract submissions and have decided to have a three parts session:

  • Part I: Friday, January 18th, 9:00am - 10:55am in room 305. [View Program.]

  • Part II: Friday, January 18th, 1:00pm - 3:55pm in room 303. [View Program.]

  • Part III: Saturday, January 19th, 8:00am - 11:55am in room 303. [View Program.]

Fluids Research Presentation: I will be part of the AMS Contributed Paper Session on Fluid Mechanics on Wednesday, January 16th in room 311. My talk titled Diffusion of Passive Tracers Advected by Laminar Shear Flow in Triangular Capillary Pipes is scheduled for 8:30am.  [View Abstract.] 

Teaching ODEs Presentation: I will be part of the MAA Contributed Paper Session on The Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Ordinary Differential Equations on Friday, January 18th in room 324. My talk titled Teaching the SIR model in historical context: primary sources to modern applications is scheduled for 3:00pm.  [View Abstract, View Slides.]

Girls Talk Math Presentations:

  • I will be part of the MAA Poster Session of Mathematical Outreach Programs on Thursday, January 17th in Exhibit Hall G, 100 level. My poster is titled Girls Talk Math - Engaging Girls through Math Media.  [View All Poster Session Abstracts.]

  • I am co-author on a presentation that Katrina Morgan (UNC Chapel Hill) will be giving in the MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Outreach session on Wednesday, January 16th in room 301. The talk titled Promoting diversity through outreach at the Girls Talk Math camp is scheduled for 9:15am.  [View Abstract.]

  • Cara Peters from the University of Maryland at College Park will be giving a talk titled Girls Talk Math: Pursuit of Representation through Media in the Inclusive Excellence - Attracting, Involving, and Retaining Women and Underrepresented Groups in Mathematics (Part II). Her talk is scheduled on Friday, January 18th at 2:20pm in room 303. [View Abstract.]