Blackwell Tapia Conference 2012

Nov 9 2012 - 00:00
Nov 10 2012 - 23:59

Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM), 121 South Main Street, Providence, RI

Short description of the event: 

This is the seventh 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; panel discussions; and ample opportunities for discussion and interaction.