Welcome to OURFA²M²

The 4th Annual OURFA²M² Conference was held on November 18-19, 2023. 

Recordings of the talks will be available in the near future. Links will be sent via email to the address used for registration.

This is the Online Undergraduate Resource Fair for the Advancement and Alliance of Marginalized Mathematicians. 

You're a part of OURFA²M² now.

Our Mission

OURFA2M2 is run for undergraduate mathematicians, by current and recent undergraduate mathematicians. As early career mathematicians ourselves, we think a lot about the career-building opportunities we missed out on because we weren’t “in the know.” This is often because we didn’t come from families with ties to academia, didn’t attend the schools that those opportunities are promoted at, don't fit the mold of a "typical" mathematician in the eyes of those who should be looking out for us, or just slipped through the cracks of the educational pipeline in another way. Our goal is to share those resources with other undergrads so that more of us will know about and have access to the kind of career-building opportunities that were valuable to us or that we wish we’d known about sooner.

Please feel free to contact us at ourfa2m2@gmail.com with questions, recommendations, or anything else you'd like to share with us. We're passionate about this project and want to make it as beneficial to as many of our undergrad mathematician peers as possible. 

You're not alone on your mathematical journey. You're with us now.

- Ashka Dalal, Gavi Dhariwal, Bowen Li, Zoe Markman, tahda queer, Jenna Race, Luke Seaton, Salina Tecle, Lee Trent

Help us by recommending speakers!

If you know someone (from any career stage) who you think would be a great speaker for OURFA²M², nominations are now open. Self nominations are also welcome and encouraged! The form has explanations for the types of talks we're planning in case you do not know where someone may fit. The more information you can give about the speaker, especially why they are a good fit for the type of talk you nominate them for, the more likely we will be able to invite them based on your recommendation. That's especially true for people who don't have easy to find websites or CVs! 

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Please share our flyers with your department, professors, students, colleagues, friends, pets, or anyone else you think might be interested!

The poster has a colorful Voronoi diagram background with a black frame around two textboxes. The textbox at the top says in bold white font, “Fourth Annual OURFA^2M^2.” Below this, in smaller white font, the text says: “Online Undergraduate Resource Fair for the Advancement and Alliance of Marginalized Mathematicians.”  The bottom two-thirds of the poster is a turquoise-shaded rectangular textbox. The text reads, “For marginalized, minoritized, underrepresented, and underserved undergraduate mathematicians, it can feel difficult to gather the information you need to build your career. We’ve been there, and we’ve got your back.   November 18 & 19, 2023 on Zoom. Registration and information at ourfa2m2.org.   This free, virtual conference, done in partnership with the Mathematical Association of America, and with grant DUE-2333129 from the National Science Foundation will include: (1) A panel of representatives of summer and semester opportunities, (2) A panel of students who have participated in such programs, (3) Crash courses in common undergraduate math research fields, (4) Personal stories of mathematicians’ formative experiences, and (5) Other talks and activities to network and share resources   Please register by 11:59 pm Pacific on November 10 to join us. No experience required and all are welcome! Contact ourfa2m2@gmail.com with questions.”   On either side of the conference dates are the NSF, MAA and OUR-FAM logos. The NSF logo on the right of the conference date; it is an Earth globe with "NSF" in serif white font, with the globe surrounded by a gold medallion. The MAA logo is on the left of the conference date; it is composed of three parts: the MAA mark or Icosahedron, the MAA acronym in bold font to the right of the Icosahedron, and the full name of the association in capital letters below. It is a bright blue color with lines shading the Icosahedron. The OUR-FAM logo is also on the left of the conference date, right above the MAA logo; it is a brown, slightly stretched-to-the-left, hexagon (the stretch to the left has made the hexagon go from regular to irregular) with the letters O, U and R on the top half of the hexagon and F, A-squared and M-squared on the bottom half.

2023 Flyer

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This is the 2023 flyer! Please share widely! 

General flyer 

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This flyer is year non-specific, so you can put it on your website, your office door, or your department bulletin board without worrying about it becoming out of date.