On Thursday 23 May 2019, the BMS welcomed a delegation of 23 undergraduate students and one faculty member from two American universities situated in Atlanta, Georgia. This event aimed to give the visiting students and faculty a chance to connect with their counterparts in Germany, and gain first-hand exposure to prospective careers and research opportunities in the field of mathematics. BMS and MATH+ Managing Director, Nadja Wisniewski began by giving a presentation about the BMS and its PhD Program in the framework of the newly founded Cluster of Excellence MATH+ which can be regarded as a good representative of the mathematics landscape in Berlin in general. This was followed by a talk from BMS student Sophia Elia, who presented her own research project.
The delegation then visited the TU Berlin's 3D LAB. Afterwards, the American students and faculty were given the chance to interact informally with BMS students, faculty and staff over lunch in the BMS Lounge.
This event was part of the STEM LAUNCH Study Tour of Germany organized by Cultural Vistas, a non-profit organization that facilitates connections between American and international students, academics and professionals. Through a two-week professional and cultural tour of Berlin and Munich, this study tour aims to encourage students from Georgia-based historically black colleges & universities to consider adding an international context to their educational and career paths.