Fall 2016 Events


Blackwell-Tapia Conference and Awards Ceremony

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis and the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute will host the biennial Blackwell-Tapia Conference and Awards Ceremony, October 28-29 at the University of Tennessee Conference Center in Knoxville, Tennessee.

The 2016 recipient of the Blackwell-Tapia Prize is Dr. Mariel Vazquez, professor of mathematics, microbiology and molecular genetics at the University of California, Davis. The Blackwell-Tapia Prize honors David Blackwell, the first black member of the National Academy of Science, and Richard Tapia, winner of the National Medal of Science in 2010. Blackwell and Tapia have inspired a generation of black, Native American and Hispanic students to pursue careers in math. The honor recognizes a mathematician who has contributed significantly to research in his or her area of expertise, has served as a role model for mathematical scientists and students from underrepresented minority groups, or has contributed in other significant ways to address the under-representation of minorities in math. Read more.

DiverseScholar Meeting and SciComm Diversity Travel Fellowship 

DiverseScholar is a nonprofit organization that assists colleges and institutions in diversifying their faculties. The organization’s website, MinorityPostdoc.org, is a platform for scholars who are seeking resources to obtain postdoctoral positions in STEM. DiverseScholar hosts an annual meeting, Science Writers, which provides workshops, research briefings, networking opportunities and field trips to help scholars hone STEM writing skills.

The event will be held October 28-November 1 in San Antonio, Texas, and DiverseScholar is offering a limited number of travel fellowships for those who would like to attend.  Apply for one of these fellowships.