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2011 AGEP PRiME Speaker Series

Midwest Crossroads AGEP PRiME Speaker Series:

The Journey from Undergraduate to The Professoriate

Talitha Washington

Friday, July 1, 2011

From Indiana to Indiana:  A Closed Mathematical Loop

Dr. Talitha Washington is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the University of Evansville, a regional undergraduate institution in Indiana.  She graduated from the University of Connecticut in June 2001.  Her research interests concern applications of differential equations to biology and materials engineering

Interview with Dr. Talitha M. Washington on Mathematics -- for AGEP PRiME, Purdue University

Ulrica Wilson

Friday, July 15, 2011

Division:  In an Algebra, In a Career, and In Research Mathematics

Dr. Ulrica Wilson is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Morehouse College.  She graduated from Emory University in mathematics in June 2004.  Her research interests concern non-commutative ring theory.

Josef Sifuentes

Friday, July 22, 2011

Why I Became a Mathematician:  A Tale of Art, Heavy Metal, Eigenvalues and Bad Ass Muscle Cars

Dr. Josef Sifuentes is a research scientist at the Courant Institute for the Mathematical Sciences.  He graduated from Rice University in applied mathematics in April 2010.  His research interests concern numerical analysis and computational wave scattering.

Emille Lawrence

Friday, July 29, 2011

Reaching Your Limit:  Advice on Being Within an ϵ-Neighborhood of Your Goals (for any ϵ)

Dr. Emille Davie Lawrence is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at California State University in Pomona.  She graduated from the University of Georgia in August 2007.  Her research interests concern the intersection of topology and algebra in general, and braid groups and right-angled Artin groups in particular.

Alejandra Alvarado

Friday, August 5, 2011

My Adventures with Elliptic Curves

Dr. Alejandra Alvarado joined Purdue in 2012 as a Golomb Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  She graduated from Arizona State University in May 2009.  Her research interests concern arithmetic progressions in the coordinates of rational points elliptic curves, elliptic curve cryptography, and K-12 mathematics education.

With funding from the Midwest Crossroads for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP), Purdue University hosted the 2011 "AGEP PRiME:  Purdue Research in Mathematics Experience," a summer program which seeks to build a community of underrepresented minorities in the mathematical sciences, focusing on undergraduate and graduate students in mathematics, statistics, and mathematics education.

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