Department of Mathematics Meet & Greet & Pi Day Celebration

The Meet and Greet details:

When: Friday, 03/08/19 @ 1:00—4:00 p.m.

Where: 232 PGH 

Who's invited: Click here for more information.

What is the Meet and Greet?: This event is for all Undergraduate Math Majors, including Mathematical Biology, Math Graduate students, Departmental Faculty and Staff. The purpose of this social is to create a pleasant and comfortable environment among faculty and students.

This year the Meet and Greet will be held in conjunction with the Pi Day Celebration event, hosted by our UH SIAM and UH AMS organizations.

We have two speakers that will present at this event (1:00—2:00 p.m.). Some topics that may be discussed include: 

  • Which steps were taken to acquire their current positions?
  • What was their process like and what was involved in their preparation to find a position?
  • Which opportunities did they take advantage of that proved invaluable during the application process.
  • Perspectives on “life beyond the degree”.



(1:00—1:25 p.m.) Dr. Cesar GarzaAfter earning my B.S. in Mechatronics Engineering, I entered the Masters in Mathematics program at UTEP with Dr. Luis Valdez-Sanchez as my advisor. We worked on hyperbolic knots and Dehn surgeries. In 2009, I entered the doctoral program at UT Austin under the supervision of Dr. Andrew Neitzke. I worked on the construction of hyperkahler metrics on certain Hitchin systems. For 2015-2017, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher at IUPUI sponsored by Dr. Alexander Its, working on the Riemann-Hilbert problem and their applications in Geometry.


1:25—1:30 p.m. intercession


(1:30—1:55 p.m.) TBA


(2:00—2:10 p.m.) We will be recognizing our Spring 2019 Benner ScholarshipGrover Scholarshipand Mathematics Undergraduate Scholarship, as well as our other NSM Scholarships undergraduate recipients.


(2:10—2:25 p.m.) Afterward we will have a PME Induction ceremony for new members!


2:25—2:35 p.m. intercession


(2:35—3:45 p.m.) Pi Day Celebration event. 


Hope to see you there! :)






Fall 2018 Meet and Greet