Who are the people that make MathILy-Er happen?
Mostly it's students (perhaps you?), but there are also
instructors (see below).
We are assisted by the members of our Advisory Amalgam.
The program itself is a project of the nonprofit organization Mathematical Staircase, Inc. which has a board of directors.
Dr. Jonah Ostroff,
MathILy-Er director and Lead Instructor (contact Jonah)
Jonah is a lecturer in the math department at the University of Washington. He earned his Ph.D. in mathematics at Brandeis University in 2013 after studying at Carleton College. His research is focused on enumerative graph theory and permutation patterns, but he's also pretty into the mathematics of games and elections. He was a student of the MathILy director at the Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics in 2002 and 2003, before which he thought math was only kind of okay. (He has since changed his mind.) Jonah has taught at various Math Circles for the last seven years, and directed and taught at MathILy-Ers 2015--2017. He knows all the digits of 22/7.
Dr. Alice Mark,
Alice Mark is a postdoc at Arizona State University. Her main mathematical interest is group theory, and her favorite kind of groups are reflection groups. She has assisted in several inquiry-based learning college classes, has presented at the Austin Math Circle, has worked with the University of Chicago Young Scholars Program, and was an Apprentice Instructor at MathILy-Er 2015 as well as a Lead Instructor at MathILy-Ers 2016 and 2017.
Lucas Van Meter,
Lucas is a fifth year graduate student in mathematics at the University of Washington. His research is in the area of algebraic geometry, in particular computer vision and moduli problems. Lucas leads the second year math circle at UW and has mentored undergraduates in the Washington Experimental Mathematics Lab; he taught at MathILy-Er 2017.
Arianne Hermida, Apprentice Instructor
Ari graduated with a BA in mathematics from the University of Washington in 2017. She is most interested in probability, group theory, and social choice. Between high school and college, she served in AmeriCorps as a math tutor. She now does research in UW's history department. She was the PRiME in the 2016 and 2017 instances of MathILy-Er.
Cathy Hsu, Apprentice Instructor
Cathy is a sixth-year graduate student in mathematics at the University of Oregon. Her research focuses primarily on congruences between modular forms and arithmetic statistics, both areas of algebraic number theory. Cathy is very active in the Association for Women in Mathematics at UO and has supervised several undergraduate projects related to group theory and number theory as part of the AWM Undergraduate Reading Program. While she (sadly) never attended a summer math program as a student, Cathy is excited to teach at MathILy-Er 2018.
MathILy is a project of the nonprofit organization Mathematical Staircase, Inc..