## About GSMath

### Our Goals

- Work closely with the National Math Alliance with the ultimate goal of substantially increasing the annual Ph.D. production in the mathematical sciences for under-represented groups (e.g., ethnic minorities, women, first-generation college students) within the next five years.
- Build a regional community that will help students make critical transitions (e.g., high school to postsecondary education, community college to a four-year college, college to graduate school) in the mathematical sciences. This will be done by establishing a strong network of faculty in key institutions and gradually spreading the network to more institutions. These faculty members will work together to recruit new students each year from regional high schools and regional community colleges, and such efforts, although individually modest, will have a snowball effect. The National Math Alliance already has a strong network of undergraduate mentors from the key institutions in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. GSMath will coordinate these efforts and will also work closely with the National Math Alliance to help interested students pursue and graduate studies in the mathematical sciences.
- Facilitate efforts among the regional institutions so that their students can be involved in undergraduate research experiences. GSMath will help to provide infrastructure and support and to bring the working parties together.
- Build a community in the Gulf States region. The targeted student population will be those having little contact with institutions offering graduate studies in the mathematical sciences. We expect that about 80% of such students will be under-represented minorities. We will target students in all mathematical sciences and math education, except for those students whose stated goal is to teach at the secondary level.
- Provide support and resources for alliance members. This will include recruiting new mentors and institutional members, strengthening collaboration among existing members, and expanding opportunities for faculty and student members.

## Members

Our members are mathematical scientists appointed as faculty at the following minority-serving institutions, regional public and private colleges, and research universities affiliated with the National Math Alliance in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas:

### Louisiana

- Dillard University Department of Math & Actuarial Science
- McNeese State University Department of Mathematical Sciences
- Southern University and A&M College Mathematics Program
- Southern University at New Orleans Mathematics Department
- Tulane University Department of Mathematics (Doctoral Program Group)
- University of Louisiana at Lafayette Department of Mathematics
- Xavier University of Louisiana Department of Mathematics

### Mississippi

- Jackson State University Department of Mathematics & Statistical Sciences
- Mississippi Valley State University Mathematics, Computer and Information Sciences Department
- University of Mississippi Department of Mathematics

### Texas

- Angelo State University Department of Mathematics
- Baylor University Department of Mathematics
- Lamar University Department of Mathematics
- Dallas College Department of Mathematics
- Northeast Lakeview College Department of Mathematics
- Rice University Mathematics Department
- Rice University Statistics Department
- Sam Houston State University Department of Mathematics and Statistics (Master's Program Group)
- Schreiner University Department of Mathematics
- Southern Methodist University Department of Mathematics
- Southwestern University Math & Computer Science Department
- St. Edward's Unversity Department of Mathematics
- St. Mary's University Department of Mathematics
- Stephen F. Austin State University Department of Mathematics and Statistics
- Texas A&M University-Commerce Department of Mathematics
- Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Department of Mathematics and Statistics
- Texas A&M International University Department of Mathematics and Physics
- Texas A&M University Department of Mathematics
- Texas Christian University Department of Mathematics
- Texas Southern University Department of Mathematical Sciences
- Texas State University Department of Mathematics
- Texas Tech University Department of Mathematics and Statistics
- Texas Woman's University Division of Mathematics
- University of Houston Department of Mathematics
- University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Department of Mathematics
- University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Department of Biostatistics & Data Science
- University of Texas at Austin Department of Mathematics
- University of Texas at Arlington Department of Mathematics (Doctoral Program Group)
- University of Texas at El Paso Department of Mathematical Sciences (Master's Program Group)
- University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (Master's Program Group)
- University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Mathematics
- University of the Incarnate Word Department of Mathematics and Statistics

## Executive Board

#### Phyllis Okwan

PhD, Science and Mathematics EducationAssociate Professor of Mathematics, Southern University and A&M College

#### Roderick Holmes

PhD, MathematicsAssociate Professor and Interim Chair, Texas Southern University

#### Theresa Martines, PhD

PhD, MathematicsAssistant Professor of Instruction, University of Texas at Austin

#### Jianzhong Su, PhD

PhD, MathematicsProfessor and Chair, University of Texas at Arlington

#### Michelle Lacey

PhD, StatisticsProfessor of Mathematics and Adjunct Professor of Biostatistics, Tulane University

## Events

- Each year GSMath holds a conference at one of our member institutions. Our 2024 Conference will be held at Stephen F. Austin University from February 23-25, supported by funding from the National Science Foundation. Please click here for conference information! Information, agendas, and photos from past conferences are available here
- The annual Field of Dreams Conference is the flagship event of the National Math Alliance and is held at rotating locations during the month of November.

## Resources

### Get Involved

For Students: Find a Math Alliance Mentor

For Faculty: Become a Math Alliance Mentor

Want to learn more about GSMath? Contact Dr. Phyllis Okwan or any other member of the Executive Board for additional information