University of Illinois at Chicago, Math
Fellowship Sponsor: American Mathematical Society
Fellowship Site: Raleigh News & Observer
I finished my PhD in mathematics from University of Illinois at Chicago in the summer of 2017. My research was in the field of geometric group theory, where I applied new techniques of cubulation to random groups, a field from the 1980s. While in graduate school, I founded a few regional conferences for women in mathematics, mentored undergraduates in mathematics, and started my blog, Baking and Math. I blog about current research in mathematics, baking, Vietnamese food, social issues, and whatever else I'm thinking about that week. I expend most of my energy keeping two small humans alive- they appeared during graduate school and have stuck around me since then. I believe all news is local news and all politics is local politics, and that's why I'm so excited to become part of the Raleigh News & Observer this summer as an AAAS Mass Media Fellow.
Fellowship publications at Raleigh News & Observer
6/01/2018 Talk like a lemur. Attack a tumor. Explore the galaxy. This exhibit blends science and design.
6/12/2018 These 4 NC counties, including one near the Triangle, saw heroin deaths spike
6/13/2018 Before dinosaurs, these creatures ruled the earth. An NC paleontologist discovered them.
6/15/2018 Want to control that 'hangry' feeling you sometimes get? UNC researchers explore how.
6/18/2018 Rock a bye manta ray, in the ocean: The first manta ray nursery is found
6/20/2018 Looks can deceive: They're adorable, but kinkajous are really 'Satan's teddy bear'
6/22/2018 Dish soap can stop the sounds of your dripping sink. In theory, anyway.
6/22/2018 Oldies are goodies: These birds may have sung the same songs for 1,000 years, Duke finds
6/28/2018 Spot a shark while diving off the NC coast? Snap a pic for these scientists.
7/02/2018 Can polio, a killer virus from the past, treat cancer in the present? Duke is optimistic
7/05/2018 Is 'Ant-Man' accurate? We fact-check his superhero antics with a Raleigh ant man.
7/06/2018 You're not a fraud. This summer program aims to keep women in tech
7/10/2018 One step further in the hunt for tumor cells: Duke researchers unveil a prototype device
7/13/2018 Teachers view student behavior differently based on race, NC State research suggests
7/20/2018 Hope for peanut allergies? Pills, patches, drops and even nuts themselves are being studied.
7/23/2018 Notice more flies than usual? Here's what you can do about them
7/27/2018 Horseshoe crabs save our lives. What are we doing to save theirs?
8/03/2018 Can we use Raleigh to predict effects of climate change? NC State researchers think so
8/03/2018 Do your genes hold the secret to your success? Duke and UNC Researchers explain
8/08/2018 How and where to watch the meteor shower next week from the Triangle
8/08/2018 Duke researchers discover how leukemia enters the brain
8/09/2018 Beer and science, a perfect pairing for these museum nights out