The IMA’s mission—to train the next generation of researchers and educators—requires mathematicians and scientists skilled at thinking in new ways and across disciplinary boundaries. Thus, it is essential that the IMA engage participants from the largest talent base available, and to strengthen this base. For this reason, the IMA strives to increase the involvement of scientists from traditionally underrepresented groups with IMA programs at all levels—as workshop organizers, participants, and speakers; visiting scientists; and postdoctoral fellows. The IMA’s success in fostering new connections and collaborations gives its outreach efforts particular force.
The IMA is a member of the Joint Math Institutes Expertise Database sponsored by the NSF with the purpose of providing information about upcoming activities and giving organizers of such activities access to a diverse pool of potentially interested participants.