Profs Nelson and Regan awarded Seed Grant to build Duke Math community

Maggie Regan + Anna Nelson
Maggie Regan and Anna Nelson

Assistant Research Professors Anna Nelson and Maggie Regan were one of thirteen projects to receive a Faculty Advancement Seed Grant.  The grants provide financial foundation for faculty-led novel development initiatives within academic units that aim to foster a sense of community and a welcoming and respectful climate for all members.

Anna and Maggie's project aims to do just that. Building on a student-led math social club that encourages discussion among interested members of the Duke community, the Faculty-Student (FaSt) Math Series will include workshops on equitable teaching practices and language; invited speakers who will discuss common diversity and inclusivity issues within the mathematics community; and events such as social teas, seminars and discussions to facilitate community-building and establish a sense of belonging. Faculty and students connected to the department can build their understanding of what it means to work toward an equitable environment.

The department's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Team is excited to work on common initiatives with Anna and Maggie to keep our department growing.  Congratulations to you both!