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Awardee:KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
Doing Business As Name:Kansas State University
PD/PI:
  • Natalia Rojkovskaia
  • (785) 532-0572
  • rozhkovs@math.ksu.edu
Award Date:08/20/2021
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 32,064
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 32,064
  • FY 2021=$32,064
Start Date:09/01/2021
End Date:08/31/2023
Transaction Type:Grant
Agency:NSF
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.049
Primary Program Source:040100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:Travel: Math Circles Around the World Conference
Federal Award ID Number:2133766
DUNS ID:929773554
Parent DUNS ID:041146432
Program:INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM
Program Officer:
  • Swatee Naik
  • (703) 292-4876
  • snaik@nsf.gov

Awardee Location

Street:2 FAIRCHILD HALL
City:Manhattan
State:KS
ZIP:66506-1100
County:Manhattan
Country:US
Awardee Cong. District:01

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:Kansas State University
Street:2 FAIRCHILD HALL
City:Manhattan
State:KS
ZIP:66506-1100
County:Manhattan
Country:US
Cong. District:01

Abstract at Time of Award

This NSF award supports the travel of U.S. based mathematicians to the international conference "Math Circles Around the World" scheduled to take place in St. Petersburg, Russia, July 1–3, 2022, as a satellite to the International Congress of Mathematicians. The conference is dedicated to mathematics enrichment programs and research experiences for school students. Over the next decades these programs will have a major impact on the future development of STEM disciplines in the United States. Early engagement of school students in advanced math activities is today’s investment in the future of science and technology. Participation of the US delegation will inspire more active engagement of professional mathematicians into math outreach programs and help advocate recruitment and retention of diverse populations to math programs for school students. In the long run this experience will have a very positive impact on the scientific community in the United States. Conference participants will review existing practices of dissemination of mathematics, advertise the achievements of math circle programs in the USA, develop deeper understanding of the context of mathematical culture in different countries, establish new international collaborations, and acquire practical skills that include recruitment and retention of more diverse population into STEM education. The project seeks to broaden the diversity of participation of the meeting and to increase international visibility of the US-based leaders of math circles. Mathematicians at an early stage of their careers and underrepresented groups will especially benefit from the travel support for this conference. More information about the conference is found at the website: https://www.mathcirclesworld.org This award reflects NSF's statutory mission and has been deemed worthy of support through evaluation using the Foundation's intellectual merit and broader impacts review criteria.

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