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THREE MENTORING PROGRAMS IN MATHEMATICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON AND THEIR LOCAL AND BROADER IMPACTS

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2022 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Minneapolis, MN

Publication Date

August 23, 2022

Start Date

June 26, 2022

End Date

June 29, 2022

Conference Session

NSF Grantees Poster Session

Page Count

37

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https://peer.asee.org/41905

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57

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Tuncay Aktosun The University of Texas at Arlington

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Dr. Aktosun is a professor of mathematics at the University of Texas at Arlington. His research area is applied mathematics and differential equations with research interests in scattering and spectral theory, inverse problems, wave propagation, and integrable evolution equations. He is involved in various mentoring and scholarship programs benefiting students. He has been the GAANN Fellowship Director in his department since 2006, the NSF S-STEM Scholarship Director in his department since 2008, and he also acts as the Project Director for the NSF Bridge Program in his department. In the past he served as the Graduate Director and as the Undergraduate Director in his department, and he directed the NSF-LSAMP program on his campus during 2009-2014 and also directed the NSF-LSAMP Bridge-to-Doctorate program on his campus during 2010-2013.

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Yolanda Parker

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Jianzhong Su The University of Texas at Arlington

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Abstract

We describe the three mentoring programs in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Texas at Arlington, and we provide some data to present their local and broader impacts. The first of these three programs is the S-STEM program funded by the NSF aiming to provide undergraduate mathematics majors with scholarships and mentoring, and it has been running in our department since 2008. The second is the GAANN program supported by the US Education Department aiming to provide doctoral students with fellowships and mentoring, and it has run during 2006-2021. The third is the Bridge-to-Math-Doctorate program supported by the NSF aiming to provide scholarship and mentoring for students to help them transition to doctoral studies, and it has been running in our department since 2016. We elaborate on our vision and strategy in running these programs and on the improvements we have implemented. We also provide some data to demonstrate how the Covid-19 pandemic has been affecting our undergraduate mathematics majors in our NSF S-STEM program.

Aktosun, T., & Parker, Y., & Su, J. (2022, August), THREE MENTORING PROGRAMS IN MATHEMATICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON AND THEIR LOCAL AND BROADER IMPACTS Paper presented at 2022 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Minneapolis, MN. https://peer.asee.org/41905

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