This is the third 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 go into Mathematics. Carrying forward their work, this one and a half day workshop is designed to inform the next generation of students about career opportunities in Mathematics and to provide a chance for them to network with other students and with faculty members who play a leadership role in their communities.
The program will include a mix of activities, designed to provide participants considering a career in mathematics with a sense of the excitement the field provides and a chance to learn about specific opportunities:
The Blackwell-Tapia Lectures and Prize are overseen by a long-term organizing structure supported by Cornell University and MSRI. We are grateful that funding for this program is being provided by these long-term sponsors with additional support from Arizona State University. The “national” committee (listed below) select the prize winner. The “local” organizing committee includes Herbert Medina (Loyola Marymount University) and Stephen Wirkus (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona).