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Opportunities: Undergraduate and Graduate Research Assistantships

REU in Data Science at TSU: SURE-DS 2024

Supported by Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Center for Scientific Machine Learning for Material Science (CSML-MS) invites undergraduates who are interested in data science to apply for the Summer Undergraduate REsearch program in Data Science (SURE-DS) this summer. The program starts May 20, 2024, ends June 28, 2024 and will be held virtually.

The selected students will be learning Python and machine learning, exploring, and analyzing data from various domains including physics, medical, and material sciences. Students will be given opportunities to present the result of their research.

The total stipend for each student is $3,000 upon completion of all assignments.

Requirements for applicants

  1. GPA 3.0 or above
  2. At least finish one semester of Calculus
  3. Knowledge of elementary statistics
  4. Knowledge in at least one programming language.

If you are interested in, please contact and send the following items to Dr. Yunjiao Wang

(yunjiao.wang@tsu.edu), Dr. Daniel Vrinceanu  (daniel.vrinceanu@tsu.edu), Dr. Noushin Ghaffari  (noghaffari@PVAMU.EDU) or Dr. Lin Li  (lilin@pvamu.edu)  by April 12, 2024:

  1. One letter of recommendation
  2. An unofficial transcript
  3. A one-page personal statement on what your long-term goals are and what you expect to accomplish through participating in this program.

Dr. Kresimir Josic: The hierarchical organization of the Drosophila connectome (12pm, 4/17/23, SB156)

Professor Kresimir Josic

Abstract: The Hemibrain is the largest published connectome to date. It is the result of a dense reconstruction of over twenty thousand neurons and ten million synapses spanning the fruit fly Drosophila central brain. I will describe a novel approach to uncovering the hierarchical community structure of this connectome. This approach allows us to recover previously known and reveal novel features of the organization within the fly brain. Methods such as these will be essential to interpret the forthcoming connectomics data due to its size and complexity.

Bio:

Dr. Krešimir Josić is a John and Rebecca Moores Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Houston with adjunct appointments in Biology and Biochemistry at UH, and BioSciences at Rice. He received his PhD in 1999 in applied dynamical systems. Over the last 20 plus years he has worked in different areas of mathematical biology, with a focus on understanding the structure of neuronal activity, and modeling single celled organisms from the level of signaling pathways to large microbial populations.

Professor Josic has published over 100 research papers in top journals and one book,  and received over a dozen of NSF and NIH grants. He has supervised 15 postdocs and  17 Ph.D students. He has also supervised many master students, undergraduates and high school students.  In addition, he has contributes to the program Engines of Our Ingenuity which is broadcast by over 50 NPR stations nationwide.  See more in his webpage: https://www.math.uh.edu/~josic/

Dr. Griesinger is recoganized as mathematically gifted and history maker

Dr. Nancy L. Glenn Griesinger was recognized as mathematically gifted and black. 

MGB spotlights Dr. Nancy L. Griesinger, Ph.D., the CEO of Mobile Math, LLC. Read more about Dr. Nancy L. Griesinger, Ph.D. at https://mathematicallygiftedandblack.com/honorees/nancy-l-griesinger/…

Drs. Carlos Handy and Nancy Griesinger have been inducted into the digital repository for the Black experience, The History Makers.

The History Makers will be featured on 60 Minutes on Sunday, February 19th at 6 pm.

2023 Gulf States Math Alliance Conference

Where: Science Building, Texas Southern Univeristy

You can find its homepage here

Gulf States Math Alliance Conference, Texas Southern University

Date – Feb. 24-26, 2023

Friday

4:00-7:00 PMConference Check-inDoubletree Houston Hobby
5:00-8:00 PMSocial Hour and ReceptionDoubletree Houston Hobby


Saturday

7:30-8:30 AMConference Check-inSB HALLWAY NEXT TO RM 157
BreakfastSB ATRIUM
8:30-9:20 AMWelcome – Roderick Holmes, Texas Southern University
Welcome – David Goldberg, National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences and Purdue University
Introduction of Schools – Joe Omojola, Southern University at New Orleans
TSU, SB 158
9:20-10:20 AMIntroduction – Jianzhong Su, University of Texas at Arlington
Keynote Speaker – Juan C. Meza, University of California, Merced
TSU, SB 158
10:25-11:05AMStudent Panel Discussion – How to Choose a Graduate Program Moderator: Phyllis Okwan, Southern University and A&M College      Ashley Alfred, University of Texas of Arlington      Toni Bourama, Howard University      Albertha Lawson, Southern University and A&M CollegeTSU, SB 158
Faculty Development Workshop
Integration JEDI Practices in Research and Education      Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, George Mason University, Lead      Minerva Cordero, University of Texas at Arlington, Co-Lead
TSU, SB 156
11:10-11:20 AMGroup Photo (photographer)TSU, outside steps of the Technology Building
11:25-12:05PMStudent Panel Discussion – What I Wish I Knew Before Graduate School  Moderator: Theresa Martines, University of Texas at Austin      Joselyne Aniceto, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley      Angela Avila, University of Texas at Arlington      Kiara Richards, Rice UniversityTSU, SB 158
Faculty Development Workshop
Building Sustainable Partnerships      Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, George Mason University, Lead      Ian Martines, St. Mary’s University, Co-Lead
TSU, SB 156
12:05-1:30 PMLunch  Poster Session Poster Judging at 12:30SB ATRIUM BLUE HALLWAY
1:35-2:15 PMStudent Panel Discussion – Math Careers in Academia Moderator: Minerva Cordero, University of Texas at Arlington      J. Kenyatta Cavil, Ed.D., M.B.A. Texas Southern University        Rachel Finely, Southern University and A&M College      Ian Martines, St. Mary’s University      Reginald Todd, Texas Southern UniversityTSU, SB 158
Faculty Workshop Development
Enhancing Opportunities for Mentoring and Research      Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, George Mason University, Lead      Jianzhong Su, University of Texas at Arlington, Co-Lead
TSU, SB 156
2:20-3:00 PMPanel Discussion – Non-Academic Math Careers Moderator: Matthew Beauregard, Stephen F. Austin State University      Igor Alvarado, IEEE      William Bryant, City of Houston      Alisha Small, Baker Institute, Rice University      Terece L. Turton, Los Alamos National LaboratoryTSU, SB 158
3:05-3:20 PMUTA Bridge Program      Tuncay Aktosun, University of Texas at Arlington      Jianzhong Su, University of Texas at Arlington      Te’a Riley, University of Texas at Arlington      Jordan Roderiguez, University of Texas at ArlingtonTSU, SB 158
3:25-4:00 PMStudent Panel Discussion – Undergraduate/Graduate Student Dialogue      DeAnna Patterson, University of Texas at Arlington      Kathryn Grebel, University of Texas at ArlingtonTSU, SB 158
GS Math Faculty – Planning for future meetings and activities      Phyllis Okwan, Southern University and A&M CollegeTSU, SB 156
4:05-4:20 PMGraduate School Introductions      Theresa Martines, University of Texas at AustinTSU, SB 158
4:25-5:30 PMGraduate Fair  BLUE HALLWAY
5:30-7:30 PMBanquet and Award Ceremony      Laceila Williams Hudson,  Acting Chief, Safety & Test Operations      NASA Johnson Space Center Safety and Mission Assurance SB ATRIUM

Sunday

7:30-9:30 AMStudent Breakfast Doubletree Houston Hobby –
Faculty Breakfast and Learn
8:00-9:15 am – Faculty Lightning Talks      Theresa Martines, University of Texas at Austin
9:15-9:30 am – National Math Alliance Update      Phil Kutzko, University of Iowa
Doubletree Houston Hobby –

Conference: Invitation to Mathematics

The department of Mathematics at the Texas Southern University will hold a conference on 9/22/2018-9/23/2018 with a tentative title ‘Invitation to Mathematics’
Goals of the conference are 
  • introduce undergraduates to the research  world in mathematics;
  • encourage students from underrepresented minority group to pursue Ph.D program in Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences; 
  •  show possible career paths with a math degree; and 
  •  provide an opportunity for undergraduates and graduates from underrepresented minority group to interact with peers from other institutions.

The conference will consist of a list of research talks, a poster session, a panel discussion session that with a focus on addressing possible career paths with a math degree.

See the conference page for more details.

Acknowledgements: The conference is supported by NSF.

Dr. Yunjiao Wang Receives Research Initiative Award from NSF

Dr. Yunjiao Wang has received a Research Initiative Award from National Science Foundation. This award starts 5/1/2018  and ends 4/30/ 2021 and is expected to total  $283,194.

 

Faith Grace and Erika Martinz attended the Field of Dreams Conference at Washington University

 

Our students, Faith Grace, Erika Martinz  and our graduate, Kevin Harris, attended the Field of Dreams Conference at Washington University at St. Louis, Fall 2017.

Society of Urban Mathematicians (SUM)

SUM