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Postbaccalaureate and bridge programs in mathematics

October 5 to October 6, 2020

at the

American Institute of Mathematics, San Jose, California

organized by

Bernard Lidicky, Michael Young, and Eric Zaslow

This workshop, sponsored by AIM and the NSF, will be devoted to establishing best practices for creating and running postbaccalaureate programs in mathematics. Postbaccalaureate programs provide a pathway to graduate school for students who have promise and potential but have not been adequately prepared by their undergraduate institutions or have had a break in education due to military service, child rearing, or similar life event. Postbaccalaureate programs are typically year-long programs, where students can build the foundation for a successful graduate career.

The main topics for the workshop are:

  • Structure of the program: timeline, components, curriculum

  • How to work with university administration

  • Securing funding

  • Advertising

  • The application process
The workshop will be a forum for existing and potential postbac program leaders to discuss their stories and figure out what works and what does not -- and why. Certain structures that work in one setting may not be optimal in another.

Space and funding is available for a few more participants. If you would like to participate, please apply by filling out the on-line form no later than May 1, 2020. Applications are open to all, and we especially encourage women, underrepresented minorities, junior mathematicians, and researchers from primarily undergraduate institutions to apply.

Before submitting an application, please read the description of the AIM style of workshop.

For more information email workshops@aimath.org


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