Changing the ‘Face’ of Mathematics | National Math Festival
Changing the "Face" of Mathematics

Changing the ‘Face’ of Mathematics

Saturday April 17, 2021 from 1:00pm - 1:45pm ET

In 2017, Dr. Erica Graham, Dr. Raegan Higgins, Dr. Candice Price, and Dr. Shelby Wilson and launched the website Mathematically Gifted and Black (MGB). MGB is a website to celebrate the diversity of Black mathematicians, highlighting their contributions to the mathematical sciences and community. The MGB founders will talk about the inspiration behind this website, discuss some of the profiles, and describe the impacts of this initiative.

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Dr. Candice Price

Dr. Candice Renee Price is an African-American mathematician and assistant professor at Smith College in Northampton, MA. Born and raised in California, Price has a bachelor’s degree (2003) in Mathematics from California State University, Chico and a master’s degree (2007) from San Francisco State University. She earned her doctoral degree (2012) in mathematics from the University of Iowa under... Learn more

Dr. Erica Graham

Dr. Erica Graham is an assistant professor of mathematics at Bryn Mawr College. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Bryn Mawr College (2004) and master’s (2008) and doctoral (2012) degrees in mathematics from the University of Utah. Her research is in the field of mathematical biology, with applications to endocrinology and physiology. Specific modeling interests include mechanisms... Learn more

Dr. Raegan Higgins

Dr. Raegan Higgins is an associate professor of mathematics in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at Texas Tech University. Her research is in time scales and their applications. She has a keen interest in increasing the number of women, especially those underrepresented, in STEM and improving the undergraduate preparation of mathematics majors. She is a proud alumna of Xavier... Learn more

Dr. Shelby Wilson

Dr. Shelby Wilson is Senior Data Scientist for the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Her scientific experience can be broadly described as being in the area of computational biology and relies on truly interdisciplinary collaborations spanning a number of subject areas including mathematics, computer science, physics, and biology. Learn more