Banquet and Keynote Speaker: Good Practices for a Marketable Future in the Mathematical Sciences.<br/><br/>Carlson Private Dining Room<br/><br/>321 19th Avenue South<br/><br/>Minneapolis, MN 55455

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ricardo Cortez (Tulane University)
As graduate students or postdoctoral researchers, we are taught to focus
on learning the research that is most closely related to our project so
that we can find the edge of what is known and expand the boundary. This
is, of course, necessary to complete our research project. However, we
often forget to seek out opportunities to develop skills and experience in
other areas of our work that are transferrable to a wider set of projects.
I will discuss some of these opportunities and specific dispositions that
lead to a more marketable future in Mathematics.

Ricardo Cortez received a B.A. in mathematics and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Arizona State University. He earned a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1995 and became an NSF postdoctoral fellow and Instructor at the Courant Institute at New York University. He joined the faculty at Tulane University in 1998, where he is the Pendergraft William Larkin Duren Professor of
Mathematics and Director of the Center for Computational Science. Prof.
Cortez was the 2012 recipient of the Blackwell-Tapia prize for significant
contributions to research and for serving as a role model for mathematical
scientists and students from underrepresented minority groups. His research interests include computational mathematics, mathematical biology, modeling, and secondary mathematics education.
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