American Mathematical Society (AMS)
There will be sessions of ten-minute contributed talks. Although an individual may present only one contributed paper at a meeting, any combination of joint authorship may be accepted, provided no individual speaks more than once on the contributed paper program. Contributed papers will be grouped together by related subject classifications into sessions.
AMS-PME Student Poster Session, organized by Chad Awtrey, Samford University, and Frank Patane, Samford University; Friday, 12:00–1:30 p.m. and 3:30–5:00 p.m. These sessions provide a venue for undergraduate students to deliver poster presentations based on original research; presentations that are purely expository in nature are not appropriate for these sessions. First-year graduate students are eligible to present if their research was completed while they were still undergraduates. High school students are eligible to present if their research was conducted under the supervision of a faculty member at a post-secondary institution. Presenters need not be members of any particular mathematics or honorary society.
AMS Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Panel Discussion: Successful Programs that Support Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, organized by Dennis Davenport, Howard University, Sarah J. Greenwald, Appalachian State University, and Lily Khadjavi, Loyola Marymount University; Wednesday, 3:00–4:30 p.m. One of the principal activities of the AMS Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (CoEDI) is to identify programs that build diversity within the profession and organize JMM activities to promote awareness of them. This CoEDI panel will focus on examples of successful programs: AIMC (Alliance of Indigenous Math Circles), EDGE (Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education), GROW (Graduate Research Opportunities for Women) and Math Alliance. Panelists will highlight aspects that others might successfully model with the intent to inspire action more broadly. Panelists will include: Donna Fernandez, Piner High School, David Goldberg, Math Alliance/Purdue University, Bryna Kra, Northwestern University, and Alison M. Marr, Southwestern University. The moderator will be Dennis Davenport, Howard University. This panel is sponsored by the AMS Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
AMS Committee on Education Panel Discussion, organized by Terrence Blackman, Medgar Evans College, CUNY, Michael Dorff, Brigham Young University, William Yslas Velez, University of Arizona, and Erica Walker, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education; Thursday, 1:00–2:30 p.m. The moderator and panelists are to be announced. This panel is sponsored by the AMS Committee on Education.
AMS Committee on the Profession Panel Discussion: Building a Successful Research Career in Mathematics, organized by Edray Herber Goins, Pomona College, and Pamela E. Harris, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee; Wednesday, 1:00–2:30 p.m. This panel will bring a diverse group of mathematicians who will share their expertise on what it means to them and what it takes to have a successful research career. The panelists will provide concrete advice on how to select research problems, network to build productive research collaborations, and how to trouble shoot and embracing challenges to have a successful research career as a mathematician. The moderator for this panel is Edray Herber Goins, Pomona College. Panelists are Priyam Patel, University of Utah, Abbey Bourdon, Wake Forest University, and Henok Mawi, Howard University. This panel is sponsored by the AMS Committee on the Profession.
AMS Committee on Science Policy Panel Discussion: Artificial Intelligence in Mathematics, Science, and Society, organized by Gunnar Carlsson, Stanford University, Duane Cooper, Morehouse College, Carla Cotwright-Williams, US Department of Defense, Fern Hunt, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Jerry McNerney, US Congressman, retired; Friday, 2:30–4:00 p.m. Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most compelling scientific developments over the last few decades. It is already having powerful impact on science, engineering, and commerce. The goal of this panel discussion is to inform mathematicians about AI so as to (a) encourage them to think about incorporating it as a part of their research and (b) to consider its many powerful societal impacts and growing concerns about ethics and equity. The moderator and panelists are to be announced. This panel is sponsored by the Committee on Science Policy.
AMS CoEDI Focus Group
AMS Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Focus Group Discussion (with Continental Breakfast), Thursday, 7:30–8:45 a.m. Organized by Ami Radunskaya, Pomona College; Dennis Davenport, Howard University; Jim Lewis, University of Nebraska – Lincoln; and Sarah J. Greenwald, Appalachian State University. The AMS Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (CoEDI) is hosting a focus group discussion to hear from members of the community interested in issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Members of CoEDI and AMS leadership will participate as listeners in the session in order to better understand what CoEDI and the AMS can do to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in our profession.
2024 AMS Workshop for Department Chairs and Leaders. This annual one-day workshop for department chairs, leaders, and prospective leaders will be held on Tuesday, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., the day before the JMM begins.
The workshop will provide opportunities to share experiences with issues and trends that have an impact on math department chairs, math departments, and colleges and universities. Workshop topics could include, but are not limited to, resources, handling stress (students, staff, and faculty), curriculum, and instructional delivery. The organizers expect the workshop to help build a community of leaders who can continue to exchange ideas and offer each other support and advice.
MAA-SIAM-AMS Hrabowski-Gates-Tapia-McBay Lecture, organized jointly by the Mathematical Association of America, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and the American Mathematical Society; Friday, 9:00–10:00 am. This year the session will consist of a lecture from 9:00–10:00 a.m. given by Kamuela E. Yong, University of Hawaiʻi West Oahu, When Mathematicians Don't Count.
SIAM-AMS Hrabowski-Gates-Tapia-McBay Panel: Spirited Strength: Stories of Indigenous Mathematicians, Friday, 10:00 a.m. Join us for an inspiring discussion with a remarkable group of Indigenous mathematicians who will share their extraordinary journeys in a field where Indigenous representation has been scarce. They will offer firsthand accounts of the challenges they faced, the strategies they employed, and the importance of finding community and representation in their careers. Through their stories, they will reflect on the significance of representation and how it has impacted their professional trajectories. We hope that these scholars will leave us with a renewed sense of resilience, innovation, and commitment to creating a more inclusive and welcoming mathematical community for all. Panelists will include: David Austin, Grand Valley State University; Belin Tsinnajinnie, WestEd; Marissa Loving, University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Joseph Hibdon, Northeastern Illinois University.
Other AMS Events
Council, Tuesday, 1:30–8:00 p.m.
Business Meeting, Saturday, 1:00–2:00 p.m..
Career Fair, Thursday, 8:30–10:30 a.m. The AMS Career Fair is an opportunity for mathematically trained job seekers at various phases of education and experience—undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and others—to interact in person with employers in Business, Entrepreneurship, Government, Industry, and Nonprofit (BEGIN). This event is job seekers’ chance to discover how their mathematical training makes them strong candidates for BEGIN jobs.
Recruiters can represent their companies or organizations and connect with potential employees. For US\$180/\$0 AMS Corporate Member, recruiters will be provided with a table for print materials, where they will also be welcome to engage personally with interested BEGIN job seekers.
More information is available here.
Graduate School Fair, Friday, 8:30–10:30 a.m. This event is undergraduate and master’s students’ chance for one-stop shopping in the graduate school market. January is a great time for college juniors to learn more about applying to graduate school, and seniors may still be able to refine their search. Meet representatives from mathematical sciences graduate programs from universities all over the United States. At JMM 2023, over 300 students engaged with representatives from more than 60 graduate programs.
Colleges and universities that offer graduate programs in the mathematical sciences are invited to exhibit at this event. For US\$200/\$140 AMS Institutional Member, program representatives will be provided with a table on which to display posters and printed materials, and where they will be able to speak directly with interested students. Online registration for the Graduate School Fair will turn off after 12/20, and resume during the meeting on 1/2. At that point, registration can be done either at the desk or online.
All participating schools should arrive between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. to arrange materials on their table. Prior to the event, a floor plan will be provided to them that will indicate the location of their table. Staff will be available at the door for any questions.
All participating schools will be reserving an 8-foot table which will be adjacent to another school's table on three sides. There will be no seating provided. Only free-standing or table-draping signage will be accepted. Floor-standing signage or equipment will not be allowed. Brochures, flyers, information sheets, or cards will be appropriate to have on hand. No Wi-Fi or power strips will be available.
More information is available here.
Current Events Bulletin, Friday, 2:00–6:00 p.m. Organized by David Eisenbud, University of California, Berkeley. Speakers in this session follow the model of the Bourbaki Seminars in that mathematicians with strong expository skills speak on work not their own. Written versions of the talks will be available online after the conclusion of the meeting. The speakers will be Holly Krieger, University of Cambridge, Hussein Mourtada, Université Paris Cité, Will Perkins, Georgia Tech, and Ravi Vakil, Stanford University. See details on these speakers here.