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STRIVE for MORE 2021

Success Through Rewarding and Inclusive Virtual Experience Mathematics - Opportunities in Research and Education

September 25, 2021

Hosted virtually on Zoom by
Virginia Tech and Clemson University

STRIVE for MORE, the fall 2021 MORE: Mathematics - Opportunities in Research and Education workshop will be held virtually on Zoom the afternoon (EDT) of September 25, 2021. The purpose of this conference is to bring together undergraduate students interested in mathematics to learn about opportunities in research and education. The participants will have the opportunity to attend a plenary lecture featuring cutting-edge mathematical research by leading mathematician; interact with faculty, graduate students and postdocs; and attend panels on research, applying for summer opportunities and graduate school, and pathways to mathematical careers.

Invited Speakers

Plenary Speaker

Career and Pathways Panel

Applications Panel


For a simple timetable see the schedule page. We will start at noon (EDT) on Saturday, September 25th.

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We are committed to equal access and opportunity for STRIVE for MORE participants. For any accessibility-related questions or requests, please contact the organizers at


We are committed to the philosophy of equality of opportunity and treatment for all participants regardless of gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, age, marital status, disabilities, veteran status, field of expertise, or any other reason not related to scientific merit. We expect all STRIVE for MORE participants to work toward this commitment. Please report any violation of this to the organizers at or to VA Tech's Office for Equity and Accessibility

Advisory Board

Julie Blackwood (Williams College)
Lily Khadjavi (Loyola Marymount)
Reginald L. McGee II (Holy Cross)
Teresa M. Overton (Northern Virginia Community College)
Brandilyn Stigler (Southern Methodist University)
Michael Young (Iowa State University)

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Main organizers.


STRIVE for MORE 2021 is made possible by generous support from these organizations:

Clemson Math     NSF VT Math