Friday, April 28, 2023
04/28/2023 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
In this talk, Dr. Harris will discuss some of her past mentoring experiences and their effects on her self-confidence and her career progression. Based on these experiences, she will share concrete ideas on how to build better mentoring relationships. She also will detail how becoming advocates for systemic and cultural changes in STEM fields provides another way to help create environments in which members of groups who have been historically underrepresented and underserved can thrive authentically in the STEM community.
04/28/2023 - 3:00pm
Multiplex juggling sequences are generalizations of juggling sequences (describing throws of balls at discrete heights) that specify an initial and terminal configuration of balls and allow for multiple balls at any particular discrete height. Kostant’s partition function is a vector function that counts the number of ways one can express a vector as a nonnegative integer linear combination of a fixed set of vectors. What do these two families of combinatorial objects have in common? Attend this talk to find out!