NSF Mathematics Institutes’ Modern Math Workshop (at SACNAS)

October 30 - 31, 2024


The Modern Math Workshop (MMW) is a two-day workshop which will take place in conjunction with the 2024 NDiSTEM Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). It grew out of a similarly named yearly event originally organized by MSRI and first held at Howard University in 2002. It became a collaboration with SACNAS in 2006 and has been jointly organized by the Mathematical Sciences Institutes since 2008. Since 2011 this event has been funded by the NSF through the Mathematical Sciences Institute Diversity Initiative.

This year, IPAM is the lead organizer for the MMW. The Modern Math Workshop consists of the following sessions:

Research Session: Each participating institute will sponsor a speaker who will give a presentation that is expository in nature, intended for mathematical scientists and students not necessarily working in these areas but interested in learning about new developments and the possibility of spending some time at one of the Math Institutes. Due to the diverse portfolio of the institutes, it exposes participants to a broad range of topics in modern mathematics. The intended audience is graduate student, postdocs, and researchers.

Undergraduate Mini-courses: Two half-day mini-courses will be offered in the afternoon of the first day, running concurrently. These mini-courses are intended for undergraduate students.

In addition, there will be a keynote lecture, a panel discussion, and a reception on Wednesday evening that will include an information booth by each institute which will give participants ample time to find out about activities and opportunities at all the institutes.

The Modern Math Workshop encourages participants from underrepresented groups to pursue careers in the mathematical sciences, and builds research and networking opportunities among undergraduates, graduate students and recent PhDs. Funding is available to cover travel and lodging and SACNAS NDiSTEM registration for participants in the MMW, as well as to fund lodging for MMW participants who also wish to attend the NDiSTEM conference.

Organizing Committee

Selenne Bañuelos (Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics)
Hélène Barcelo (Mathematical Sciences Research Institute)
Kevin Corlette (The Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation)
Bo Hammer (The Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation)
Christian Ratsch (Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics)
Ulrica Wilson (Morehouse College)