Heather Smith – AMS Award Announcements
The Office of Grants and Contracts congratulates Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, Heather Smith, on two grant awards from the American Mathematical Society (AMS).
The AMS Mathematics Research Communities (MRC) has funded “Trees in Many Contexts,” a week-long summer 2021 workshop on graph theoretic trees with a focus on applications to biology and chemistry. Along with collaborators Miklos Bona, Eva Czabarka, Stephan Wagner and Hua Wang, Professor Smith will engage 40 early career mathematicians in research problems in a context that develops collaborative research skills while networking and receiving mentoring.
Professor Smith has additionally received an AMS-Simons Foundation Travel Grant for research-related travel through June 2021. The AMS-Simons Travel Grants Program acknowledges the importance of research interaction and collaboration in mathematics, particularly for early career mathematicians. The program also includes a structured mentoring component.