ADVANCE - Purdue and the Center for Faculty Success

2013 ADVANCE PRiME Speaker Series

Suggested Readings

*Sheryl Sandberg, "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead"

* The Tenure Chase Papers
* The Awesomest 7-Year Postdoc
* Professor Adriana Salerno, "PhD + epsilon" blog on the American Mathematical Society website

ADVANCE PRiME Speaker Series:  Negotiating a Career in the Mathematical Sciences

Candice Price

Friday, June 14, 2013

Luncheon Keynote:  What's Your Legacy?

Research Talk:  DNA Topology and Tangle Equations

Dr. Candice Price is an African-American Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the United States Military Academy (West Point). She graduated in Mathematics from the University of Iowa in 2012. Her research interests include mathematical biology and the application of topology to DNA.

Danielle RobbinsFriday, June 21, 2013

Luncheon Keynote:  Mathematics in an Interdisciplinary Research World

Research Talk:  Sensitivity Analysis for Delay Differential Equation Models

Dr. Danielle Robbins is an African-American Data Analyst of Research and Evaluations at the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center. She completed her PhD in Biomathematics at North Carolina State University in August 2011. For her current work, she provides mathematical and statistical analysis of social behavorial data to help end health disparities in minority communities.

Sherry ScottFriday, June 28, 2013

Luncheon Keynote:  Persistence, Balance and Flexibility in Negotiating a Career in the Mathematical Sciences

Research Talk:  Analyzing Complex Behavior in Fluid Flows and Signals

Dr. Sherry Scott is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Marquette University. She graduated in Applied Mathematics, receiving notoriety for being one of three African-American women to receive a doctorate in the mathematical sciences from the  University of Maryland in 2000. Her dissertation was entitled Spectral Analysis of Fractal Noise in Terms of Wiener's Generalized Harmonic Analysis and Wavelet Theorey.

Chelsea WaltonFriday, July 5, 2013

Luncheon Keynote:  How to Find Collaborators

Research Talk:  An Introduction to Noncommutatative Invariant Theory

Dr. Chelsea Walton is a African-American NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She graduated in Mathematics from the University of Michigan in August 2011. Her research interests concern the generalization of algebraic geometry and invariant theory to rings which are noncommutative.

Shannon TalbottFriday, July 12, 2013

Luncheon Keynote:  Career: The Whole Package (Work and Other Aspects of Life)

Research Talk:  Representations of Quiver Algebras

Dr. Shannon Talbott is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics of Native American descent at the College of Mount St. Joseph. She graduated in Mathematics from the University of Iowa in 2012. Her research interests concern the representation theory of finite-dimensional algebras.

Nancy Friday, July 19, 2013

Luncheon Keynote:  American Pi: Changing the Stereotypes in Mathematics

Research Talk:  On a Nonlocal Reaction Diffusion Equation: Applications to Crime, Neural Networks, and Ecology

Dr. Nancy Rodriguez is a Mexican-American NSF Postdoctoral Fellow in Mathematics at Stanford University. She graduated in Mathematics from the University of California at Los Angeles in 2011. Her research interests concern systems of partial differential equations which model crime patterns from the sociological point of view.

Adriana SalernoFriday, July 26, 2013

Luncheon Keynote:  Ph.D. Plus Epsilon: Life After Ph.D.

Research Talk:  Hypergeometric Functions in Arithmetic Geometry

Dr. Adriana Salerno is a Venezuelan Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Bates College. She graduated in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin in 2009. Her research interests include number theory, arithmetic geometry, special functions, and communicating mathematics to the general public. Dr. Salerno runs a blog for the American Mathematical Society (AMS) entitled PhD + epsilon.

With funding from the ADVANCE-Purdue and the Center for Faculty Success and modeled after Faculty Advancement, Success, and Tenure (FAST), Purdue University will host "ADVANCE PRiME: Purdue Research in Mathematics Experience." This summer program seeks to build a community of underrepresented minorities in the mathematical sciences, focusing on undergraduate and graduate students in mathematics, statistics, and mathematics education.  For more information, contact Dr. Alejandra Alvarado at (765) 494-1423 or; or Dr. Edray Goins at (765) 494-1936 or

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The ADVANCE 2013 Gender and STEM Research Symposium will be held on November 13-14th in Stewart Center 310 and 302. Proceedings from this symposium will be available through Purdue e-Pubs. Details about the Symposium can be found: HERE

Deadline for submission of abstracts is Monday October 21st, 2013.

Professor Peggy McIntosh, Associate Director of Wellesley Centers for Women, will be the keynote speaker during the afternoon on Wednesday, November 13th.

The award winning show “Truth Values-One Girl’s Romp Through M.I.T.’s Male Math Maze” by Gioia De Cari will be presented by ADVANCE-Purdue at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, November 13th in Fowler Hall/Stewart Center/Purdue University. A panel discussion will take place following the performance.

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