Cal Week

The Department of Mathematics
University of California, Berkeley
presents

MATHEMATICS CAL WEEK 2021

April 26th - 30th 2021

 

 

--- Throughout the Week ---


Title: Mathematics In Medicine

Description: Prof. Canic will discuss how real-life problems are an important driving force in the development of new mathematics. With the recent developments of new technologies, biomedical engineering and medicine, the need for new mathematical and numerical methodologies to aid these developments has never been greater. Real-life problems and how math has influenced the development of breakthrough technologies to solve them: One is the development of vascular prosthesis called stents, and the other is the design of bioartificial pancreas for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes.
Type: Pre-Recorded lecture with slides
Audience: All Admits
Date/Time: Pre-Recorded lecture with slides (can be played anytime)
Link(s): https://youtu.be/cC_u3_rdkf8

 

Title: A Few Ways To Lose Your Money

Description: This talk by Professor Alberto Grunbaum discusses a number of games similar to those you might encounter in a casino. In playing some of these, you'll discover-usually too late! -that the house always beats you in the long run, even if the rules of the game appear perfectly fair.
Type: Pre-Recorded talk
Audience: All Admits
Date/Time: Pre-Recorded talk (can be played anytime)
Link(s): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLNnLLtQ7yY

 

Mathematics Peer Advising Office Hours

Description: Talk with current Math and Applied Math majors about their experience studying Math at UC Berkeley and ask any questions you may have! See https://math.berkeley.edu/programs/undergraduate/advising#peer for more information about each Peer Advisor's courses taken and areas of expertise.
Type: Drop-In Open Format Office Hours
Audience: All Admits
Date/Time: 

Tuesdays 4-5 PM (Chidera) Mathematics Peer Advising Office Hours
Wednesday 12-1 PM (Simarjeet) Mathematics Peer Advising Office Hours and 4-5 PM (Emma) Mathematics Peer Advising Office Hours
Thursday 11 AM to Noon (Maryo) Mathematics Peer Advising Office Hours
Friday 6-7 PM (Ashley) Mathematics Peer Advising Office Hours


Link(s): see above

 

--- Monday, April 26th ---

 

Title: Mathematics Information Session with Prof. Evans/Department of Mathematics Major Advisors

Description: Learn about objectives and requirements of the Math major and the opportunities open to math students at Berkeley. Staff advisors will also be available to answer questions.
Type: Zoom Info-session
Audience: All Admits
Date/Time: April 26th, 1:00-2:00pm
Link(s): Mathematics Information Session with Prof. Evans/Department of Mathematics Major Advisors

 

--- Wednesday, April 28th ---

 

Title: Informational Session for Womxn in Math (WIM)

Description: Information on the club, opportunities, resources, Q&A.
Type: Zoom Info-session
Audience: All Admits
Date/Time: April 28th from 1:00-2:00pm
Link(s): Informational Session for Womxn in Math (WIM)

 

--- Friday, April 30th ---

 

Title: MUSA (Mathematics Undergraduate Student Association) Shadow a Math Major Day

Description: The Mathematics Undergraduate Student Association (MUSA) will be hosting the annual Shadow A  Math Major Day on April 30th as part of Cal Week. All incoming and prospective students interested in the math major, math minor, or related majors/minors are encouraged to participate. MUSA has some pretty cool events planned for April 30th including a Faculty chat where you can meet some of the Math department faculty members as well as the opportunity to be paired with an undergraduate math major mentor for the day. You will also be able to attend an online lecture for one of UC Berkeley's lower division math courses!, please click this link.
Type: Zoom Sessions
Audience: All Admits
Date/Time: April 30th, 8am-7:30pm
Link(s): MUSA (Mathematics Undergraduate Student Association) Shadow a Math Major Day

*** If you are interested in attending any of our events, please fill out the following form so we can get a better idea of how many participants plan to attend each event. Also, if you are interested in being paired with a mentor, please fill out this form by 11:59pm on April 29th.  https://forms.gle/hiRHCCFs2p6ZgEDi7

*** If you are interested in attending our Spotlight Lecture, please fill out the following google form as well. Only a limited number of participants can attend the lecture, so please fill out the google form ASAP.  https://forms.gle/NNFNQb3cDb9QYNm69

 

Title: Informational Session for Womxn in Math (WIM)

Description: Information on the club, opportunities, resources, Q&A.
Type: Zoom Info-session
Audience: All Admits
Date/Time: April 30th from 1:00-2:00pm
Link(s): Informational Session for Womxn in Math (WIM)

 

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