BRIDGES

Building Relationships for an Inclusive and Diverse Group of Emerging Students

June 7–10, 2022, Salt Lake City, Utah

This conference is aimed towards early graduate students and advanced undergraduate students interested in algebraic geometry, commutative algebra, geometric group theory, and number theory.

The goal of this conference is to:

  • Foster a sense of community amongst underrepresented groups in mathematics,
  • Introduce possible research areas,
  • Expose the participants to role models and possible mentors.

We have funding to provide for travel and accommodation for about 40 participants, priority is given to participants from underrepresented groups. An application for funding will be available soon.

This conference is part of the RTG: Algebra, Geometry and Topology at the University of Utah funded by the NSF RTG grant #1840190. You can also check out the website for BRIDGES 2021.

Schedule

A more detailed schedule for the conference will be available soon.

Speakers

Angela Gibney, University of Pennsylvania

TBD

Daniel Hernández, University of Kansas

TBD

Marissa Loving, Georgia Tech

TBD

Angela Robinson, National Institute of Standards and Technology

TBD

Registration

A registration form will be available soon. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Local

Travel

Salt Lake City International airport is the closest airport. It is conveniently located a 25 minute drive from the University of Utah. From the airport there are several options to reach the University Guest House. The cheapest option is to take Trax, Utah's light rail system which can be paid for with cash, card, or the RideUTA app (this is the easiest option). To help plan transit, you can use either Google Maps or the Transit app. As you exit the airport, follow the signs for ground transportation and walk all the way to the left of the platform to the area between doors 2A and 3A - there will be a shuttle that will take you to a temporary Trax station to catch the Green Line. Take the Green Line until Courthouse Station and transfer there to the Red Line heading to the University Medical Center. Get off at Fort Douglas Station, cross Mario Capecchi Drive and head northeast to the Guest House. Please be aware that Trax usually stops running around 10pm. The other option for transportation is either by Taxi or Uber/Lyft.

Accommodations

All funded participants will be staying at the University Guest House.

Food

There are several options for food around University of Utah:

  • Student union: Panda Express, Jamba Juice, University Cafeteria
  • Cafe at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts on campus
  • Restaurants on 1300 E: Indochine, B&D Burgers, the Pie Pizzeria, Osteria Amore, Rio Grande, Subway
  • Downtown: There are lots of options for dining downtown that can easily be reached via public transit
  • Coffee: Some coffee and snacks will be provided, but if you find yourself needing more you can find Two Creek, a local coffee shop, in WBB and a Starbucks in the Campus Store

Wifi

If you are affiliated with a College or University you can use the eduroam network using your login from your instution. Alternatively you can log onto the network UGuest following the instructions.

Activities in and around Salt Lake City

  • Hiking: There are several trails easily accessible from the Guest House. The living room trail is particularly popular.
  • Natural history museum.
  • Great Salt Lake: Antelope Island State Park is about an hour drive away.

Organizers

For the organization of this conference we created a committee in the AWM student chapter at the University of Utah.

Contact

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us: bridges@math.utah.edu