The Inaugural MORE: Mathematics Opportunities in Research and Education Conference held at VA Tech
October 29, 2019
The inaugural MORE: Mathematics - Opportunities in Research and Education undergraduate workshop was held at Virginia Tech October 26-27, with plenary talks by Michael Young (Iowa State University) and Brandilyn Stigler (Southern Methodist University).
MORE is designed to increase the number of females, first-generation undergraduate students, and students from groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM who earn graduate degrees in mathematics and in collaboration with the Association for Women in Mathematics is funded by NSF and NSA as well as the VT Department of Mathematics and College of Science.
Participants enjoyed doing mathematics together at MORE, through related hands-on small group activities led by graduate students and postdocs and even a specially crafted mathematical escape room!
Panels on Pathways & Careers and Summer Research Opportunities & Internships as well as lightning sessions with grad students and professional development discussions rounded out the itinerary.