We are looking for students and early-career faculty to become invested in addressing issues of underrepresentation in higher education. In this effort, we are asking all participants, especially those who have received financial support to attend USTARS, to be part of our "Pay it Forward" campaign.
Here are just a few ways you can make a difference in your local community:
Organize an event!
Organize Sonia Kovalevsky Days at your campus. More info found here.
Organize an evening of research talks on your campus. You could invite other graduate students in your department and supportive faculty who could provide feedback on presentation styles.
Help organize a math competition for high/middle school students.
Volunteer your time!
Contact a local high school and volunteer your great math skills to tutor students.
Get ahold of a high school counselor and set up a visit during a career day where you could speak about your experiences in becoming a mathematician. Keep in mind that very few high school students know that being a mathematician is a career option.
We ask that you keep us updated on what events you are involved in. Please email
us your pictures and/or share your stories and you could be featured on the
USTARS Facebook page! Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org