SAMSI, from its inception in 2002, has been committed to respect for and support of the values of inclusiveness, diversity, freedom of expression and respect for all peoples, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, class or disabilities. SAMSI’s devotion to these values continues unchanged.
The Directorate of SAMSI wants to emphasize to all people that they and their privacy will be respected in all spaces at SAMSI.
Recent and future SAMSI activities:
- Modern Math Workshop, October 15-16, 2014, SACNAS 2014
- Recruiting and Retaining Graduate Students in the Statistical Sciences and Applied Mathematics, June 5-6, 2014, co-sponsor with Math Alliance
- Women in Statistics Conference, May 15-17, 2014, SAMSI co-sponsoring with Duke University, NISS, and others
- Spring Opportunities for Women in the Mathematical Sciences, April 9-11, 2014, SAMSI co-sponsoring with NIMBioS
- The 6th biannual Blackwell-Tapia Conference November 2008
- The Infinite Possibilities Conference Nov. 2-3, 2007
- 12th Annual Conference for African-American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences June 20-23, 2006
SAMSI also participates in a variety of activities through the Math Institutes Diversity Committee
- Conversations with Minority Scientists, MAA Committee on Minority Participation-North American Institutes Informal Gathering. January 7, 2008 at the Joint Mathematical Meeting, San Diego CA
- Modern Math Workshop, October 14-15-2009, Dallas, TX
- Modern Math Workshop, September 29-30, 2010, Anaheim, CA, SACNAS 2010
- Modern Math Workshop, October 2-3, 2013, San Antonio, TX, SACNAS 2013
- Modern Math Workshop, October 15-16, 2014, Los Angeles, CA, SACNAS 2014
Together with the other NSF mathematical sciences institutes, SAMSI has recently secured supplemental NSF funding that will allow for the long term planning of an entire portfolio of activities including the Modern Math workshop series, the Workshop Celebrating Diversity series, the Minority Professional Development workshop, the Careers for Minorities workshops, the Careers for Women workshops, the Blackwell Tapia Conferences and some activities in conjunction with the Association for Women in Mathematics.