Fifth Annual Mathematical Field of Dreams Conference
Living Dr. King's Dream
October 14 - 16, 2011
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Agenda: Click here for a copy of the agenda (PDF)
The National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences is pleased to announce
the Fifth Annual Mathematical Field of Dreams Conference, held this year at Arizona State
University in Tempe, Arizona. The Conference brings together faculty in the mathematical
sciences and students who are from backgrounds which are underrepresented in those fields.
Here are some of the benefits of attending:
You will have the opportunity to learn about the ins and outs of
applying for - and thriving in - a graduate program in the math sciences.
Our Alliance Grad Student panel discuss the graduate experience. They will talk about
the best strategies for success, and how to pick a graduate program which will welcome,
support and mentor you throughout your graduate studies.
Our Alliance Faculty will share with you what they look for when admitting a graduate student,
what undergraduate courses are essential to your success in grad school and what their
expectations are when you enter their program
Our Alliance Doctoral Alumni Panel will share their wisdom with you and tell you about
their different career paths and the plusses and minuses of each.
You will also have the opportunity to meet with faculty and students from individual
Alliance Graduate Program Groups
during our Graduate Fair.
This is a great opportunity to meet other Alliance Grad students and
to share your work, your goals and your dreams. You will also have the opportunity to
meet Alliance Graduate Faculty
and to learn about our Postdoc program
Faculty and Industrial Partners:
Our Conference is an opportunity for faculty to discuss
common research interests and to form research partnerships. It gives Alliance Graduate
opportunity to get to know some of the most promising undergraduate students in the math
sciences today. It is also an opportunity for faculty who would like to know more about the
Alliance to learn, first hand, about our goals and activities. Finally, the Alliance welcomes
representatives of government agencies and industry who are interested in meeting our community of students and faculty.
How to Apply for the Field of Dreams Conference
Undergraduates and Students in Masters Programs:
Attendance to the conference is by invitation only and is generally limited to Alliance Scholars
Priority will be given to those who will be eligible to enter a graduate program in the quantitative
sciences within the next two years; this includes recent graduates. Freshman and sophomores
may apply and will be supported as funds allow. Students in an MS program at an institution
which does not offer a doctoral program are also welcome. If you are selected to attend, we
will pay for your travel and local expenses. Students must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent
Residents to apply.
If you are interested in attending this conference, please ask your Alliance Mentor
you. If you are not presently an Alliance Scholar and would like to become one, please contact
us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for applying is September 6! However, we will start making our selections on
August 10 and these slots will fill up quickly. So be sure to apply as soon as possible!
If you are a student at a department with an Alliance Graduate Program Group (click
here for a
list of graduate program groups
), please contact one of the Alliance Graduate Faculty in your department. If your department
has no Graduate Program Group, please contact us at email@example.com
If you are currently an Alliance Mentor we will be contacting you in the near future to determine
your interest in attending the conference and to ask you for a list of your scholars that you would
like to nominate to attend. If you are interested in becoming an Alliance Mentor, please visit our
for more information about the Alliance and our mentors and then please fill out the