Bevin Maultsby earns doctorate
This past spring I earned my Ph.D. after spending 5 years as a graduate student at the University of North Carolina. My dissertation used geometric dynamical systems methods to attain several results on p-Laplacian equations. I spent four amazing months as a geophysical fluid dynamics (GFD) fellow at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod. During my time there, I worked on a project on Langmuir circulation with Edgar Knobloch and Greg Chini; we are finishing up a paper.
At UNC I discovered that teaching is my favorite part of each day--so much so that I volunteered to teach two different classes the semester I defended. In recognition of my commitment to excellence in the classroom, this year I won the department’s Linker Award for teaching. I will pursue teaching further next year as a postdoc in the Center for Educational Programs at the University of Minnesota. I will work on research and teach in the department, but the main focus of my job is to educate very gifted high schoolers.
Additionally, I have become concerned about gender issues in STEM fields, and I am excited that as part of my employment I will direct a grant to study and address female success in the MathCEP program.