## ÄûÃÊµ¼º½Project NExT

### Where New PhDs Find Community & Opportunity

The ÄûÃÊµ¼º½'s (MAA) Project NExT (**N**ew **Ex**periences in **T**eaching) program is designed to support new PhDs in mathematics as they begin their careers.

Our ÄûÃÊµ¼º½Project NExT fellows join a vibrant, supportive community of mentors and peers. Throughout the program, participants get guidance and advice on teaching, research, and navigating the academic environment, preparing early-career academics to thrive in their careers.

Todayâ€™s ÄûÃÊµ¼º½Project NExT fellows are tomorrowâ€™s award-winning leaders at their institutions, influential members of the MAA, and leaders in the field of mathematical sciences.

### ÄûÃÊµ¼º½Project NExT Program

Each cohort of ÄûÃÊµ¼º½Project NExT Fellows participates in the following:

- A three-day ÄûÃÊµ¼º½Project NExT Workshop in late July or early August, preceding ÄûÃÊµ¼º½MathFest
- ÄûÃÊµ¼º½Project NExT sessions during ÄûÃÊµ¼º½MathFest
- ÄûÃÊµ¼º½Project NExT receptions and sessions at the Joint Mathematics Meetings
- A one-day ÄûÃÊµ¼º½Project NExT Workshop preceding MathFest (and more during ÄûÃÊµ¼º½MathFest) the following year
- A dedicated digital network that links ÄûÃÊµ¼º½Project NExT Fellows with seasoned mathematicians, award-winning professors

At these workshops and other ÄûÃÊµ¼º½Project NExT sessions throughout the year, Fellows explore and discuss issues that are of special relevance to new and early-career faculty, such as:

- Strategies for engaging students in specific mathematics courses
- Supporting students from historically underserved groups
- Involving undergraduates in mathematical research
- Preparing future K-12 teachers of mathematics
- Writing grant proposals
- Balancing teaching and research

## Meet the ÄûÃÊµ¼º½Project NExT Leadership Team

Our team brings together seasoned faculty experts in the mathematical sciences.

Christine Kelley, Director

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Trish Hammer, Associate Director

Virginia Tech

Brian Katz (BK), Associate Director

California State University, Long Beach

Alicia Prieto Langarica, Associate Director

Youngstown State University

Stephanie Salomone, Associate Director

University of Portland