The Haynes-Granville-Browne Session of Presentations by Recent Doctoral Recipients is a three-hour session held at the Joint Mathematics meetings to showcase the newest graduates in the mathematical sciences. This NAM session is named after the first three African-American women to earn doctorates in Mathematics:

Martha Euphemia Lofton Haynes (September 11, 1890 -- July 25, 1980) earned her doctorate in 1943 from The Catholic University of America under the supervision of Aubrey Landrey with a dissertation entitled The Determination of Sets of Independent Conditions Characterizing Certain Special Cases of Symmetric Correspondences.

Evelyn Boyd Granville (May 1, 1924 -- ) earned her doctorate in 1949 from Yale University under the supervision of Einar Hille with a dissertation entitled On Laguerre Series in the Complex Domain.

Marjorie Lee Browne (September 9, 1914 -- October 19, 1979) earned her doctorate in 1950 from the University of Michigan under the supervision of George Yuri Rainich with a dissertation entitled Studies of One Parameter Subgroups of Certain Topological and Matrix Groups.

Each speaker in the Haynes-Granville-Browne Session is allotted 30 minutes, which consists of 25 minutes for the talk and 5 minutes for questions.

Speaking Awards

Over the years, the Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI) has been kind enough to offer speaking awards to the best presenter in the Haynes-Granville-Browne Session of Presentations by Recent Doctoral Recipients. Historically, the award provides (1) a certificate, and (2) reimbursement for the winner's expenses to attend one MBI scientific workshop during the 18 months following the New PhD Session.

reimbursement for the winner's expenses to attend one scientific workshop at any of the nine NSF-Funded Math Institutes during the 18 months following the New PhD Session.

A committee of three judges decide who should receive the award. No presenter is eligible for the award if the presenter is employed by or currently visiting the awarding Institute. The judges will use the following criteria:

Visual Display (judged out of 10 points) Were the slides easy to read? Was the text on the slides legible? Were there grammatical mistakes in the presentation? Were the graphics of good quality? Did the slides accurately display the main points? Were the visuals relevant to the exposition?

Oral Presentation (judged out of 10 points) Did the speaker make eye contact with the audience? Did the speaker enunciate? Did the speaker address the audience clearly? Did the speaker field questions from the audience adequately? Did the speaker appear to have a solid grasp of the material?

Mathematical Content (judged out of 10 points) Did the speaker discuss the relevance of the problem to the mathematical community? Did the speaker state the main results clearly and concisely? Did the speaker introduce directions for future research?

The winner is announced during the NAM Banquet at the Joint Math Meetings.

Suggest the next Haynes-Granville-Browne Speaker!

We welcome suggestions for future speakers in the Haynes-Granville-Browne Session of Presentations by Recent Doctoral Recipients. Please consider the following criteria:

Speakers for the New PhD Session must be current members of NAM.

We prefer speakers who have received their doctoral degrees in the mathematical sciences within the five years prior to the New PhD Session.

We prefer speakers who have not given a talk in the Haynes-Granville-Browne Session of Presentations by Recent Doctoral Recipients in the past.

We seek a diversity of speakers. Please remember that our intended audience will feature a diversity of race/ethnicity, gender, age, and subject matter.