ISMAA Project NExT Program

The Fifteenth Annual ISMAA Project NExT Program will be held in conjunction with the ISMAA annual meeting at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois, March 29 -31, 2012. Up to nine 2012 ISMAA Project NExT Fellows will be selected. Anyone within their first four years of teaching mathematics (after finishing a master's or doctoral degree) at any two or four-year college or university in Illinois is eligible, as well as any graduate students at universities in Illinois who are completing their PhD this year and have a position in Illinois for the 2012-2013 academic year. 2012 ISMAA Project NExT Fellows' meeting registration, pre-conference workshop registration, opening banquet fees, and Friday and Saturday lunches at the annual meeting will be paid for by the ISMAA Project NExT for the 2012 and 2013 ISMAA Annual Meetings. The 2012 Program will begin on the morning (8:45 – 11:45 AM) of Friday, March 30, 2012 with Dr. Joshua Holden, Associate Professor of Mathematics at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, who will be presenting “An Interactive Tour of Public Key Cryptography (and of Number Theory)”.

The workshop is followed by an opening lunch during which new ISMAA NExT fellows will have an opportunity to get to know one another as well as other sectional Fellows and national NExT Fellows. The ISMAA Project NExT program will conclude on the afternoon of Saturday, March 31, 2012, following the closing address of the ISMAA meeting. After a brief box lunch, the group will reconvene for a discussion of triumphs and challenges specific to young faculty in the classroom. Additionally, we hope to match new ISMAA NExT Fellows with a Mentor at the meeting. It is expected that each Mentor-Fellow pair will continue to communicate about professional development issues throughout the following academic year.

Application materials for 2012 ISMAA Project NExT Fellows can be accessed via the links below. For further information, please contact the Director for the ISMAA Project NExT Program:

2012 ISMAA Project NExT Application (MS Word)

2012 ISMAA Project NExT Application (pdf)

Cindy Traub
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1653