Dear Math Bruins, We hope you all are enjoying your summer and staying safe. We would like to invite you all to apply to the Undergraduate Math Council (UMC) for the upcoming school year! The UMC is a student-run, student-led group with the purpose of fostering communication between math students and the department, creating a more inclusive space, and making Math Bruins of all identities feel welcome. This opportunity will provide you with the chance to learn more about the Math Department’s inner workings as well as positively impact the thousands of your peers who interact with the Math Department. The UMC works on a number of projects, including…

– Running an Instagram to promote math-related events/resources/opportunities as well as raise awareness of the immense diversity of the global Mathematical community

  • – Creating student-support resources like advice columns, guides for navigating the math majors, and peer-reviews of math courses
  • – Organizing and promoting math-related events, like Q&As with Pablo Ocal, a UCLA Postdoc, and Justin Williams, a Quantitative Analyst with the LA Dodgers, that discuss everything from educational and career advice to cool areas of math to EDI at UCLA and in math communities

To learn more about the council, please take a look at the following proposal: tinyurl.com/umcproposal22-23Council members will serve for the entire academic school year, with a commitment of approximately 3-5 hours per week. No formal experience is needed to apply; all we are looking for are students who are…

– A UCLA undergraduate

– Some form of a Math major, pre-major, minor, or pre-minor

– Passionate about advocating for students and removing barriers in higher education and STEM
All students, including those from underrepresented communities (BIPOC, low-income, LGBTQ+, undocumented, foster youth, veterans, students with dependents, etc.), are encouraged to apply.Applications are due by Friday, September 2, @11:59pm PT. You may apply here: tinyurl.com/umcapp22-23.We look forward to reading through your applications and if you have any questions, please reach out to any of the below email addresses!

Sincerely,
Ragini Srinivasan – ragini629@g.ucla.edu
Amos Ancell – amosancell@g.ucla.edu
Lisa Wang – lisawang0915@g.ucla.edu
Undergraduate Math Council – mathcouncil@ucla.edu

The UMSA BBQ Social is an annual event hosted by UMSA to facilitate interactions between our members in a casual setting. Everyone is invited to come, even if you’re not an UMSA member, and it is completely free, as long as you RSVP HERE (necessary)!

If you are a Freshman/Sophomore, this event would be vital in helping you establish a strong network here at UCLA. We cannot overstate the importance of learning from upperclassmen who have walked the path and the advice you get may help you avoid certain obstacles and open new doors!

If you are a Junior/Senior, this event would also be helpful for you to develop your existing network as you progress towards industry/grad school. You are also welcome to share your experiences with others as a way to give back to the UCLA Community!

COVID-19 SAFETY

  • Masks are still required in all indoor spaces for unvaccinated individuals attending your event.

  • Anyone displaying symptoms of illness may be asked to leave the facility.

  • All UCLA attendees must present a current certificate of clearance from the UCLA Symptom Monitoring Survey for facility access. The survey link can be found here: UCLA Symptom Monitoring Survey.

    DETAILS

    Date: 05/19/2022 (Thursday)

    Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

    VenueSunset Recreation Center

  • RSVP HERE

    Join us on Wednesday, May 18th at 6 PM in PAB 3-735 for a talk about The History of Womxn in STEM. This talk will be led by Claire Votava, a History Ph.D. student interested in the history of science and capitalism in the 20th-century world. 

    As always, everyone is welcome! And snacks will be provided. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to reach out!! 

    — Women+ in the Physical Sciences Officer Team

    Instagram: @uclawps

    https://linktr.ee/WPSUCLA

    The Los Angeles Student Educational Outreach (LASEO) is looking for interns for its Finance department! LASEO is a tutoring organization dedicated to addressing educational inequity and supporting students at Berendo Middle School. No prior experience in LASEO is necessary to apply as an intern. This is a great leadership opportunity to learn firsthand about the behind-the-scenes work that goes into a student-run organization, while also serving the surrounding UCLA community and working with young students!

    Apply at: https://forms.gle/dbqC3GREiPaNDtu1A.

    Please email ucla.laseo@gmail.com with any questions!

    UCLA’s Sustainability Action Research’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in Sustainability team is conducting research to produce and distribute an EDI in sustainability manual for student organizations, outlining how they can recruit, educate, and plan events based on the intersections of EDI and sustainability. 

    To gather data, the EDI team has created two surveys. If you are a member of a student organization, please take our Member Survey on how included and represented you feel within your organization. If you are a leader of a student organization, please take our Leader Survey asking about your organization’s EDI and sustainability practices. All survey participants will be entered into a raffle for $20 BruinCard deposits. The surveys will be open until Friday 11:59 PM PST of Week 8. 

    If you have any questions, please contact the Team Leads: Shailah Arreola-Bittner (shailahab@g.ucla.edu) or Priscilla Velez (priscillav7@g.ucla.edu) for more information. 

    Thank you for your time and consideration,–
    Priscilla Velez

    Gender Pronouns: She / Her / Hers  
    University of California, Los Angeles | Class of 2022

    Geography/Environmental Studies, B.A. 

    Email: priscillav7@g.ucla.edu

    Interested in the intersection between data science and social sciences? Want to learn more about how to use data ethically from UCLA professors? Join us for the very first Data Science Union Professor Panel on Wednesday 7-8 pm on May 18th in Dodd Hall Room 146.


    RSVP to the event here: https://forms.gle/3p8EaYTApcfKtFc79

    Hello,

    UCLA’s math department and IPAM are holding an in-person MSRI satellite workshop on the morning of Thursday 5/12 from 7:30 am–1 pm. All undergraduates third year (junior) and up are welcome to attend!

    The event will focus on discussions and advice for the early stages of careers in mathematics and related fields. It will feature a zoom panel of international women discussing their careers, small group discussions at UCLA on topics related to career development (full list is on registration link), and time to network over provided breakfast and lunch.

    Please register here by Tuesday 5/10: https://ww3.math.ucla.edu/wim22/

    Note that in order to register, you will need to follow a few quick steps to make an account and link an ORCID iD. An ORCID iD is a unique identifier for researchers and it’s a quick process to create one here. Please select UCLA as the location at the bottom of the registration form. For any questions about the event or registration, please email graceli@math.ucla.edu.

    Thank you,

    Grace Li

    PhD Student

    UCLA Department of Mathematics

    First-Gen Class of 2022 Cord Celebration | Tuesday, May 24th from 4pm-6pm | Royce Quad

    Join us for a fun afternoon of celebration for the class of 2022! First To Go will be passing out cords, providing a free professional headshot, and celebrating our seniors with free giveaways! This event is open to students, staff, and faculty and cords are available to all first-gen graduating students (undergraduate and graduate). 

    Please note cords are first come first serve, and we will share additional pick-up locations and times for those that can’t make the event soon. 

    Any additional questions can be directed to firsttogo@orl.ucla.edu.

    DataRes is a club at UCLA that provides a platform for those who are interested in Data Science to work on projects such as data blogging, data consulting, and more advanced machine learning projects.


    During the fall quarter of 2022, our Beginner Track team will be introducing “DataLearn”, a series of workshops to help teach fundamental skills to those who are new to and interested in the field of Data Science. If you are interested, please attend our information session to learn more about what is coming this fall!

    It will be on May 12, 6-6:50 pm in Young Hall CS 50.

    Everyone is welcome, and we hope to see you there!