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 and 2016. 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-Er 2016.
Dr. Nate Harman,
Nate is a player of board games, an eater of sandwiches, and a taker of naps. He is an avid fan of tacos, Batman, and hot sauce. He has run with the bulls, jumped out of an airplane, and has spent many, many hours pretending to be a wizard. He also does math sometimes, and he just finished his Ph.D. at MIT allegedly studying representation theory. In previous summers he has taught at both MathILy and MathILy-Er, as well as at the UMass Amherst Mathematics Triple, the Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics, and the Research Science Institute.
Lucas Van Meter,
Lucas is a fourth 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.
Hannah Turner, Apprentice Instructor
Hannah is a second year graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin. She is interested in knots and 3-manifolds. Hannah was a counselor at PROMYS in 2015 and has supervised independent studies by undergraduates through the Directed Reading Program at UT since 2016.
Arianne Hermida, PRiME (Protector and Responder in the MathILy-Er Environment)
Ari is finishing her third year at the University of Washington where she majors in mathematics with a minor in labor studies. She previously served with AmeriCorps as a tutor and math coordinator in a Seattle middle school and now works at UW on a project that maps American social movements in the 20th century. Yet to choose a focus, her favorite topics in mathematics so far include linear algebra and probability. She was the 2016 MathILy-Er PRiME.
MathILy is a project of the nonprofit organization Mathematical Staircase, Inc..