Midwest Mathematics Inclusion and Diversity Workshop

The Midwest Mathematics Inclusion and Diversity Workshop for Undergraduates (MMIDWU) will take place at Iowa State University during the weekend of October 20 - 21, 2018, in an effort to collaborate with faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates in mathematics from regional schools. The workshop has three goals:

  1. To bring awareness to and reflect on experiences of underrepresented groups in math through awareness sessions;
  2. Invite faculty and students to learn about the programs of the department through panel discussions and immersion during the workshop;
  3. To develop mathematical skills by featuring six speakers in two concurrent sessions, each prefaced with graduate student introductory sessions.

Featured Speakers

  • Steve Butler, Iowa State University, Problems in Tiling
  • Paul Cazeaux, University of Kansas, Optimization with Julia
  • Dandrielle Lewis, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Goursat’s Theorem and Exciting Subgroup Classifications in Products of Groups
  • Agnieszka Miedlar, University of Kansas, From Perron-Frobenius Theorem to Google PageRank Algorithm: The Power of Numerical Linear Algebra
  • Jennifer Newman, Iowa State University, What’s in a Picture: Steganography and Digital Image Forensics

Featured Panelists


Please complete the online registration form.


  • Dr. Pablo Raúl Stinga
  • Dr. Michael Young
  • Kate Lorenzen
  • Elizabeth Sprangel
  • Mary Vaughan
  • Christine Wiersma


If you have any questions, please contact the organizers at mmidwu@iastate.edu.


Support for this workshop has been provided by the Inclusion Initiatives Grant and the Barbara J. Janson endowment.