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Mathematics Programs That Make a Difference 2011

Citation 2011

The AMS recognizes the Department of Mathematics, North Carolina State University and the Center for Women in Mathematics and the Center's Post-baccalaureate Program, Smith College.  Both of these programs have made significant, successful efforts to encourage underrepresented minorities to continue in the study of mathematics .

Department of Mathematics
North Carolina State University

The department’s exceptional commitment to its students includes early research opportunities, financial support provided by grant funding, and extraordinary faculty mentoring.  In addition, the department offers impressive undergraduate programs and Post-Doctoral opportunities.  Since 1999, the department has produced almost thirteen percent of all African-American PhDs nationally. The department at North Carolina State University has made, and continues to make, a remarkable contribution to the national effort to produce more minority PhDs in the mathematical sciences.

Department of Mathematics, North Carolina State University

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The AMS commends the faculty and staff members of the Department of Mathematics, North Carolina State University for their high level of commitment and their successful efforts to improve the diversity of the profession of the mathematical sciences in the United States.


Center for Women in Mathematics and the Center’s Post-baccalaureate Program
Smith College

The program’s supportive and encouraging environment has resulted in remarkable success.  Talented undergraduate women, who have discovered their passion for mathematics late in their undergraduate careers, or after they have obtained a degree in a field other than mathematics, are recruited for the program.  The program’s participants take courses, attend weekly colloquia, and participate in research projects, resulting in a valuable and effective community experience. Graduates of the program are accepted for and succeed in mathematics graduate programs at an astonishingly high rate. The program has made a remarkable contribution to the national effort to produce more women PhDs in the mathematical sciences

Center for Women in Mathematics and the Center’s Post-baccalaureate Program, Smith College

Full Program Description

The AMS commends the members of the Center for Women in Mathematics and the Cener's Post-baccalaureate Program, Smith College for their high level of commitment and their successful efforts to improve the diversity of the profession of mathematics in the United States.


For more information about the nomination process, please contact Dr. Ellen Maycock, Associate Executive Director, AMS, via e-mail at ejm@ams.org or by telephone at 800-321-4267, ext. 4101.

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