People and Activities

People & Activities

Graduate Director: Justin Sawon (

Student Services Manager: Laurie Straube (

Graduate Mathematics Association (GMA)

Your 2016-2017 GMA representatives are:

President: Michael Strayer

Vice President: Caitlin Hult

Treasurer: Marc Besson

GPSF Senators: Brian Adam, Holly Arrowood, Sterling Swygert

Social Chairs: Sam Jeralds, Blake Keeler

T-shirts: Holly Arrowood, Michael Senter

Tea Coordinators: Holly Arrowood, Caitlin Hult, Katrina Morgan

GMA Visions Coordinators: Francesca Bernardi, Paul Kruse, Katrina Morgan

Director of Athletics: Evan Brummet

AWM (Association for Women in Mathematics) Chapter UNC-Chapel Hill

Your 2016-2017 AWM representatives are:

President: Francesca Bernardi

Vice President: Holly Arrowood

Treasurer: Katrina Morgan

Secretary: Claire Kiers


Department Activities

tea time 2  seminar   intramural sports

Tea time: A tradition in the UNC Math department, tea time is held each weekday during the academic year from 3:30-4pm. Tea, coffee and snacks are set out in the graduate student lounge. This is welcome respite from your hard studies and gives you a chance to socialize with other students.

GMA Vision Seminars: The GMA seminar is a series of weekly talks with the primary purpose of increasing the mathematical exposure of all UNC math graduate students. To this end, a good talk should strike a balance between being accessible and interesting to a variety of mathematical levels and backgrounds. Talks will typically be understood as “pure” or “applied” and may be written accordingly for the respective audience. The GMA seminar is also an excellent forum to share active research pursuits within the department. Seminar presenters are a mix of faculty members, postdocs and current graduate students.

Analysis/PDE seminars: Held Wednesday afternoons during the academic year from 4-5 pm.

Applied Math Seminars: Held Friday afternoons during the academic year from 4-5 pm. Refreshments are available from 3:30-4pm in the Math lounge.

Number Theory Seminars: Joint seminar with Duke University held Wednesday afternoons at 2pm.

AWM Chapter outreach and social events: outreach, social and professional development events for graduate students are planned throughout the year.  Visit the AWM Chapter website for more information.

Intramural Sports: Teams are formed throughout the year based on student interest. Contact Evan Brummet ( if you are interested in creating/joining a team.