Visitor's Day 2023
February 17, 2023
The Mathematics Department hosted Visitor's Day on Friday, February 17th. Visitor's Day was an opportunity for prospective graduate students to meet with faculty and current graduate students in the department, to learn about our academic, research, and social environment. Here, you can find a schedule of events and resources, such as videos produced by math faculty and student organizations. If you have interests in the research of indivual faculty members, please reach out to them by email.
|Friday, February 17
|Breakfast & Meeting with Graduate Program Director at the Inn at VT and Skelton Conference Center: Andy Norton
|Campus walking tour: led by Kelli Karcher
|Faculty & visitor meetings: scheduled by Pengtao Yue
|Lunch reception (Commons Room 455 McBryde)
|SIAM, SGTA & AWM presentations: Sam Bender, Hayden Ringer, & Nora Heitzman-Breen (Commons Room)
|Faculty program (Commons Room): led by Andy Norton
|VT graduate student Q & A Panel (Commons Room): Quiyana Murphy, Kyle Flanagan, Jennifer Smucker, & Andy Greco
|“Meet & Greet” with faculty & current Graduate Students (Commons Room)
|Visitor’s Day colloquium (Commons Room): Corinne Mitchell, Quiyana Murphy, Sean Reiter, & Francisco Romero Acosta
|Board vans at the Inn at VT for dinner at 622 North and Avellino’s: Kyle Flanagan & Sean Reiter drivers
|Dinner with Faculty, Graduate Students & Visitors at Avellino's and 662 North: orgnanized by Pengtao Yue
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) at Virginia Tech is one of the oldest SIAM chapters in the United States. Their video highlighted the activities of the group including the sponsoring of career fairs and an informational series that helps student answer the question, "What can I do with a math degree?" The group has sponsored a variety of talks given by mathematicians who work in industry.
The Association for Women in Mathematics gave prospective graduates students information on the numerous events they sponsor. From undergraduate study sessions to research talks presented by faculty, the group maintains a high profile within the department.
The Department established the Senior Graduate Teaching Assistants (SGTA) as a support system for new GTAs. More experienced SGTAs are available for questions and run a series of workshops to assist the new GTAs as they begin their teaching roles in the department. They maintain a Canvas site of resourses for use by all GTAs.