Graduate Student Activities

Here is a selection of the main activities organized by the graduate students in the School of Math. All students are welcome and encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities. If you would like to help out with any of these efforts please contact the organizers listed below. To update or enhance the information on this page, please contact the Grad Director or send an email to


High School Math Competition 

This event brings the Institute and local high schools together for a day of mathematics and fun. Volunteers from the School of Math's student body, faculty, and staff welcome the participants to campus, run the event, and present the top students in the competition with scholarships to attend Georgia Tech.  The student organizers for the 2019 event were Trevor Gunn, Santhosh Karnik, George Kerchev, Stephen McKean, Joshua Schroeder, Nathan Soedjak, Reuben Tate, and Michael Wigal.


AMS Grad Student Chapter

American Mathematical Society's Graduate Student Chapters enhance opportunities for students to make contacts with students and faculty at their own or other institutions, interact with more established mathematicians, discover career opportunities, sponsor social functions for the mathematical community, find assistance for attending AMS meetings, and engage in outreach efforts to local middle and high schools. Current organizers of the Chapter are listed below.

  President: Chris DuPre 

  Vice President: James Anderson

  Secretary: Daniel Minahan

  Treasurer: Abishek Dhawan


SIAM Student Chapter 

Chapters of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) are organized at colleges and universities to encourage the promotion of applied mathematics and computational science to young mathematicians. Student chapters provide opportunities to share ideas, learn about careers in applied and computational mathematics, and develop networks with faculty and fellow students.‚Äč The officers for the 2022-2023 academic year are Xiaonan Liu, Biraj Dahal, Daniyar Omarov, and Yijie Jin.


Association for Women in Math Chapter

The purpose of the Association for Women in Mathematics is to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences. This chapter was started in 2016 by Cvetelina Hill and Samantha Petti.  The current officers are Katherine Booth and Roberta Shapiro.


Research Horizons Seminar 

These are weekly seminars run by graduate students in which faculty give talks aimed primarily at first and second year graduate students. It is an ideal place to to learn about what type of research is going on in the department and possibly find an advisor. Also, free pizza will be offered every week. The organizers for the 2021-2022 academic year are Chris Dupre and Sean McNally.


Graduate Student Brainstorming Sessions

What should you do when you find yourself stuck in research?  The brainstorming sessions provide a venue for students to bring their stories to a larger audience, either to seek guidance from fellow graduate students or to explain how they eventually solved a past problem. Molei Tao serves as the faculty liaison for the sessions.


Graduate Student Council

The Graduate Student Council is composed of current and former graduate student representatives elected by the graduate students to serve on the School's Graduate Committee. The purpose of the council is to advise the graduate director and committee on all matters concerning graduate students, including coordination of various student activities. The council amplifies the voice of students and helps communicate their suggestions or concerns to the faculty. The current members are James Anderson (chair), Skye BinegarSally CollinsChris DuPreChristina Giannitsi, and Sean McNally.