The Nerd Olympics!

This year AWM will be hosting a chsrity event called The Nerd Olympics to take place on April 14th, location tbd. Teams will sign up as groups of four and compete in fun nerdy games, such as trivia, puzzle games and more. There will be a variety of prizes from local venues including Sprinkle, Shop House, Crepeaway and many more. Each player makes a small donation to play and all money will go to For Love of Children, a free tutoring initiative in DC to help students who have fallen below grade level in math and reading. AWM is excited to host this new event. We hope to have a lot of fun and to help FLoC.

Upcoming Spring Networking Event!

Join us on Thursday, April 3rd at 7:30pm in Funger 103 for our Spring Networking Event! This event will feature a panel of graduate students and professors in mathematics and computer science to answer all of your questions about research, graduate school, and careers in these areas. A networking reception will follow. All interested students are welcome to attend! Business casual attire is recommended.

Research and Fellowship Opportunities

At the AWM lunch before today’s colloquium, a lot of people showed interest in undergraduate research opportunities and fellowships. Here are some lists of summer mathematics REUs (research experiences for undergraduates). Most REUs have deadlines in early March:

https://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/list_result.jsp?unitid=5044
http://www.ams.org/programs/students/undergrad/emp-reu

And here is the information about the GW research awards that we were talking about today:

https://undergraduate.research.gwu.edu/luther-rice-undergraduate-research-fellowship – Applications for next semester are due on March 2nd
http://undergraduate.research.gwu.edu/barry-m-goldwater-scholarship

Lunch and Colloquium with Dr. Sarah Raynor

The GW Math Department is hosting the colloquium of Professor Sarah Raynor from Wake Forest University on Friday, February 21st at 1pm in Gov 102. Prior to the colloquium, we will be having pizza with the speaker at noon in Monroe 267. Hope to see you there! Here are the details of the colloquium:

Title: Stability of Soliton Solutions to the Korteweg-deVries Equation
 
Abstract: In this talk, we introduce the Korteweg-deVries Equation, a canonical nonlinear differential equation modelling the behavior of surface water waves in a long, narrow, shallow canal.  We study special solutions to this equation, known as solitons.  We are particularly interested in the stability of these special solutions.  Several concepts of stability will be introduced and explained.
 
Bio: Sarah Raynor is an associate professor of Mathematics at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC.  After finishing her Ph.D. at MIT in 2003, she spent a year at the Fields Institute in Toronto before beginning her position at Wake Forest.  Dr. Raynor is interested in partial differential equations, and particularly in dispersive equations, which model wave phenomena in mathematical physics. 

January General Body Meeting

Due to schedule craziness, our January General Body Meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 4th at 8:30pm in Philips 414B. We will be talking about spring events as well as EBoard openings for next year! We will have study group in the same room immediately following the meeting.