Faculty Research Summer

Office of Naval Research’s Summer Faculty Research Program

If you’re a member of the CI faculty, and you’re interested in work being done at one (or more) of the commands at Naval Base Ventura County, then you should consider applying to participate in the ONR’s Summer Faculty Research Program. The application is not onerous, and you don’t even have to line up a collaborator, first. (Though I imagine that would help.)

In your application, you can identify two of the labs that you’re interested in working with. Our labs are easy to identify in the list. When you submit the application, your CV will be sent to a manager at the lab, and the CV will be circulated among scientists and engineers to see if anyone has an interest in working with you. (This is where identifying a collaborator ahead of time might be a good idea.)

Note that the funds to support you do not come from the ONR. They come from the local lab which sends the funds to ONR who administers all the program details. According to my sources, the local lab involvement in the program varies from having hosted no faculty recently, to having hosted about three faculty from around the country per summer. To my knowlege, no CI faculty have particiapted in the program in recent memory. Let’s change that.

The ONR also has a sabbatical leave program for faculty that appears to align nicely with the CSU difference-in-pay program. Check that program out, too.

Broadening Participation Conference

Conference: Latinx in the Mathematical Sciences 2018

Forwarding for the MAA Special Interest Group in Mathematical Biology.

Latinx in the Mathematical Sciences Conference 2018

About: On March 8-10, 2018, IPAM will host a conference showcasing the achievements of Latinx in the mathematical sciences. The goal of the conference is to encourage Latinx to pursue careers in the mathematical sciences, to promote the advancement of Latinx currently in the discipline, to showcase research being conducted by Latinx at the forefront of their fields, and, finally, to build a community around shared academic interests. The conference is sponsored by the Mathematical Sciences Institutes Diversity Initiative and will be held on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles, CA. You can read more about this conference at:

Application: The application is for out-of-town students and recent PhDs who wish to request IPAM support for housing and/or travel, as well as those who want to present a poster at the conference. Please answer every question on the application form, and submit all supporting documents by the due date. (We request one letter of recommendation for applicants requesting support.) The deadline to apply is 11:59 pm Eastern Time on January 8, 2018. To apply, go to:

Registration: For those who wish to simply register (rather than apply), please use this form. Once you submit the registration form, you will be directed to a payment page. Your registration is complete once you pay the registration fee.

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